Samsung Galaxy 7 Note and Other Tech Dangers You Probably Aren’t Aware Of

Many Samsung users were surprised to find out there was a recall and that they would have to give up their Samsung Galaxy Note 7s for fear of them exploding. No one wants to give up their great new device, but they also don’t relish the thought of losing a digit just to keep their new device around.

It reminded me of a favorite car I had, a red Pontiac Fiero. It was a sports car and very cool. However, shortly after I bought it it was discovered that they had a tendency to start on fire even without the keys being in the ignition. That was a little frightening. They kept saying they would fix it with a recall, but they never could, and I eventually traded it in.

That made me start to think about products, specifically tech devices, that have been recalled. Here’s a list of items that have been recalled recently due to being too dangerous, some well known, and some you may not have heard about.

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Laura has spent nearly 20 years writing news, reviews, and op-eds, with more than 10 of those years as an editor as well. She has exclusively used Apple products for the past three decades. In addition to writing and editing at MTE, she also runs the site's sponsored review program.


  1. The picture for the camera is not correct . You have a picture of a Canon camera. The VG-170 Digital Point-And-Shoot Camera is made by Olympus, and it doesn’t look like anything the picture you have posted in this article. I should know I owned one and experience a mild electric shock. Don’t tell me you couldn’t find an image of the product online. The same for the Mohu BeBox, there are lots of images that one can pick.

    1. Anthony, yes, certainly I found many images of the Mohu and the Olympus. The problem is I can’t use them legally. That’s called copyright infringement, and we don’t do that here at Make Tech Easier. We find images we can legally use and use attribution where fitting. I spent much time looking for suitable pictures for these products. The most time I spent was looking for the Olympus camera. I could not find anything legally usable. So I tried to find a legally usable Olympus one, and I couldn’t. I had to go with the most generic veiled brand I could legally use. The same for the Bebox. No images looked remotely like that product, so I went with generic boomboxes. Because these products were pulled off the shelf so quickly, it left them without excess images on the Web that are marked to be used legally.

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