The Galaxy Note 7 is dead, people. But recalling a product whose reputation consists solely of its propensity to burst into flames presents some obvious problems like: is it even legal to mail this thing?
Samsung is imploring Note 7 owners to return their potentially explosive phones by ground mail. (Explosions and airplanes don’t get along.) And to be absolutely sure the dangerous phone doesn’t create any more havoc, the return kit contains some interesting insurance measures. As xdadevelopers shows, Samsung provides Note 7 owners with an instruction sheet, a thermal-insulated box, and a pair of gloves. The gloves do not appear to be insulated and are probably more of a “hey we’re really sorry about selling you a safety hazard instead of a phone, so here’s some cool gloves” thing.
Presumably the thermal shielding will keep our non-explosive mail items safe from recalled Note 7s en route to a landfill, where they’ll keep several thousands copies of E.T. company until the sun burns out.