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FILE - In this July 28, 2016, file photo, a color blending feature of the Galaxy Note 7 is demonstrated in New York. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

Even the replacement Samsung Galaxy Note7s are burning users


Samsung's Galaxy Note 7 has had a serious problem since its release -- it tends to catch fire thanks to a defect in the battery.

But even the phones intended to replace the recalled Note7s are burning users, according to Minnesota ABC affiliate KSTP.

A 13-year-old girl said she felt a "weird burning sensation" in her thumb. The phone had overheated and melted a case. 

Samsung Note 7 Caught Fire

Based on previous videos of the phones in flames, she's lucky she wasn't hurt more severely. Here's how an original Note7 looked after it burst into flames. 

This isn't the first incident since the replacement phones hit the market. A Southwest Airline jet had to be evacuated after a Samsung phone filled the cabin with smoke, USA Today reports. Nobody was injured.

Samsung is investigating the Minnesota incident, USA Today reports.

We thought we were safe with the new phone.
Andrew Zuis, father of the burn victim

The teen said she dropped the phone as soon as she noticed the burning sensation. A principal then kicked the phone out of the building. 

CNET reports the replacement phones could face a separate recall. 

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