Driver takes to forums with complaints of white flames lashing across the device.
The Samsung Galaxy S III was launched last month, with pre-orders nearing ten million as buyers eagerly planned ahead to get their hands on the firm's flagship smartphone.
And while the demand may have been hot, a new report from sister title, PCR, says that the device is quite literally fiery.
A S III owner from Ireland, known as dillo2k10, took to forums to complain about the device, which 'exploded' when charging in their car, producing "white flame, sparks and a bang."
Carphone Warehouse apparently ignored its customers cries for help, though Samsung swooped in to save the day with a replacement, as well as additional treats.
Samsung, said: "There have been recent online posts displaying pictures of a Samsung Galaxy S3 that appears to have heat-related damage at the bottom of the device. Samsung is aware of this issue and will begin investigating as soon as we receive the specific product in question.
"Once the investigation is complete, we will be able to provide further details on the situation. We are committed to providing our customers with the safest products possible and are looking at this seriously."
It's not the first time something like this has happened. An iPhone 4S also went bang on a flight to Australia, glowing red and producing thick spoke as a result.
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