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    After the first set of battery fires started - the whole sentence

    Hello.

    It is a brutal statement from the company: all phone shops around the world should stop selling the product, which was meant to be Samsung's answer to Apple's iPhone 7, and all customers who've already bought it should power it down and stop using it.
    This is the second recall. After the first set of battery fires started on new Galaxy Note 7s, Samsung told customers to send back their phones, but now the replacement is also being declared unusable and for an unspecified time.

    Does the bolded sentence mean "After the first set of battery started exploding on new Galaxy Note 7s, Samsung told customers to send back their phones, but now the substitute is also being said to be good for nothing and for an unspecified time" or "After the first set of battery started catching fire on new Galaxy Note 7s, Samsung told customers to send back their phones, but now the substitute is also being reported to be good for nothing and for an unspecified time"?

    What is your opinion?

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    Re: After the first set of battery fires started - the whole sentence

    "... But now Samsung is declaring the replacement unusable." In this case, unusable means "not to be used". Good for nothing isn't a good substitute.
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    Re: After the first set of battery fires started - the whole sentence

    The original mentioned battery fires, not explosions.

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