Samsung ships fireproof box for Galaxy Note 7 returns

With the Galaxy Note 7 still exploding after a second recall, Samsung isn't taking any chances.

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Samsung is sending out thermally insulated packages and safety gloves for customers to send back the Galaxy Note 7, the latest handset from Samsung that is now discontinued for its battery exploding on numerous occasions.

The XDA Developers forum posted a video of Samsung's return kit on Tuesday. It included not only the fireproof packaging (made out of ceramic fiber paper) and gloves, but precise instructions on how to handle the Galaxy Note 7 safely. You can find the video and instructions on Samsung's page on the Galaxy Note 7 return FAQ under No. 7.

Samsung also reiterated the Galaxy Note 7 should not be mailed back by air, including a ground shipping label for customers to send the handset back. Presumably, the return box is able to withstand an exploding Galaxy Note 7.

Samsung announced on Tuesday it was killing production of the Galaxy Note 7 and issuing a worldwide recall for a defective battery, less than eight weeks from initial availability.

We have reached out to Samsung to learn if these boxes are being sent to every Galaxy Note 7 customer.