There is no doubt that 2016 has been a literally explosive year for the mobile phone industry , and I do not mean precisely the sales figures, or the innovations that the new models have brought to the market. But rather the problems that the latter have caused. And we have had a truly problematic year in terms of incidents in mobile phones, with special attention to the explosions of the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 and iPhone 7, which, although they have been more isolated, have also occurred.
Manufacturers are always in the race for the finest design, the most elegant, the most breakthrough. They can become so competitive, they completely forget the safety of their users , and is that the design of a phone should not only be nice to the user, but also useful. It should protect the components, not expose them to possible blows, and of course prevent a malfunction of them.
South Korea will focus on the safety of mobile phones in order to protect the consumer
Following the serious problem created by Samsung, the main conglomerate of South Korea, in its Mobile Telephony division, the country's government has decided to implement a series of measures specially designed to act effectively against explosions or fires in the terminals produced and carried To the hands of consumers. In this case, the main change is the obligation to inform the Korean authorities as soon as the first incident occurs, and not wait ten days, as was done with the Galaxy Note 7 in the absence of a regulation.
On the other hand, companies should initiate an investigation as soon as they receive the first notification of a problem of this type. All this with the aim of detecting the origin of the explosion as soon as possible, in case it is due to a design failure, as happened with the Samsung terminal.
This should be a global regulation, since it is unacceptable that companies try to hide this type of events to their consumers, those who decided to give them their confidence, to prevent their stock market value falls a few points. Customer safety should always be above all else.
Source | Cult of Mac