They didn’t ask passengers to show their phones.
Samsung said that the phone can burst in flames due to the fact that the anode and cathode of the battery can make a contact and therefore it ordered a total recall of some 2.5 million phones. Despite only 70 phones burst into flames worldwide, Samsung said that it plans to shut down the remaining and not exchanged Galaxy Note 7 on September 30th. The first problem we reported happened before August 24.
The company wants you to be safe and it wants to prevent lawsuits.
The problem happened at the worst possible time, just days before the iPhone 7 no 3.5 mm jack edition launched. Despite the fact that Wall Street is overreacting to this major recall, Samsung did an excellent job with the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge as both phones broke many sales records and most didn’t burst into flames.
So in case you have one of the Galaxy Note 7 phones, you had better return it before you blow or torch your house / apartment / studio / RV or the cave you live in. We know we will as lithium ion batteries with a problem are very dangerous.