Oculus warns Gear VR users against using the headset with Samsung Galaxy Note7

If you own the Samsung Galaxy Note7-compatible Gear VR, you should refrain from using the headset with the smartphone until you get the latter replaced. That’s what Oculus – whose technology powers the VR headset- is saying.

“Samsung has issued a product exchange program for all Note7 devices due to battery issues,” Oculus says on its official website. “Dont use your Note7 with Gear VR until you get your replacement.” The company has also sent an email (presumably to all Gear VR users) with the same warning.

There’s, however, no word on the potential risk involved, but given that the email says “your safety is our number one priority,” we can’t help but speculate that using the devices together could also cause the Samsung Galaxy Note7 to explode.