There’s an anti-dog tag inside a Galaxy S8 — here’s what it means

Now that a Samsung Galaxy S8 is starting to arrive in customers’ hands, we’re also starting to see tons of continuance tests and teardown videos on YouTube. Some viewers competence notice from a few videos that there is a peculiar icon on a Galaxy S8 battery that depicts a dog with a bar conflicting it.

So what’s adult with this anti-dog label? Let us explain.

Does Samsung hatred dogs? What’s this plaque ostensible to mean?


Quite a opposite, really! The S8 battery is not removable for ubiquitous consumers, yet if we were to dismantle a phone, Samsung wants we to know that a battery should not be left around as gnaw toys for pets as batteries are poisonous to them.

An ingested battery can means burns, irritation, detriment of appetite, diarrhea, abdominal pain, and repairs to a dog’s digestive tract. Woof.

Isn’t it also poisonous to people? Why is Samsung warning users to keep batteries divided from dogs and not kids?

Yes, battery ingestion is dangerous to both humans and pets. But lithium-ion batteries in sold have a high output, that means they can raze (as we’ve famously schooled from a Note 7.) My co-worker Angela Chen explains that “the aloft a voltage is, a some-more expected a electrolytes are to mix in a approach that creates them locate fire.”

If a dog were to gnaw and puncture a battery, it could means a battery to bloat and potentially detonate into flames. A YouTube video from What’s Inside demonstrates what that flourishing looks like, yet it looks like a S8’s battery is means to strengthen itself from floating up.

Basically, we don’t wish Fido in a conditions where a battery could hiss and raze in a mouth. It’s apparently probable that a child could punch by a battery as well, yet a odds of him / her trenchant by a battery is lower.

When did Samsung start putting these dog warning labels on batteries?

The S8 is not a initial smartphone battery Samsung slapped a dog warning tag on — from looking by a Galaxy smartphone line, a change appears to have taken place in 2014 when a association launched a Galaxy S5 and a Galaxy Note 4. Previously, Samsung indeed used a keep-away-from-baby label. It is misleading what stirred a change.


Is this customary conflicting smartphone makers?

We looked by battery labels from a accumulation of renouned smartphone makers — Apple, Motorola / Lenovo, Sony, Huawei, Oppo, Xiaomi, HTC, and OnePlus — and nothing seem to frequently underline a ‘not dog-proof’ icon. The one association that did use a tag is LG, that began featuring a idol in 2013 with a LG G2. The idol seemed in Nexus phone batteries as well.

LG G2 battery

Samsung and LG use opposite battery suppliers, and over a years, a batteries have been fabricated anywhere from China, Japan, and Korea. Last December, however, there were reports that Samsung might be looking to LG to assistance supply a smartphone batteries. Interestingly, LG Chem is also a battery retailer for Apple.

All this is to say, it doesn’t seem like this is a country-specific regulations-required tag notwithstanding both companies being formed in Korea. Samsung still uses a no-children plaque on a Galaxy Tab line, for example, even yet a tablets also run on lithium battery.

What should we do if my dog incidentally ingests battery?

If we think that your dog has eaten a battery (lithium or otherwise,) find veterinary courtesy immediately. Do not try to satisfy puke as a battery glass might have leaked and can repairs your pet’s esophagus on a approach behind up.

Eesh, sounds scary.

Yeah… unless we know what you’re doing, it’s best we let professionals reinstate your smartphone’s battery when necessary. And keep divided from abandon and mouths of any animals with fangs.

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