One million Samsung Note 7 recalled so far

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One million Samsung Note 7 recalled so far

 

MANILA – Around one million Samsung Galaxy Note 7 smartphones have been recalled around the world, according to the US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).

A recall is underway in 10 countries following reports of incidents of batteries bursting into flames and some handsets exploding during charging.

In the US, there have been 92 reports of batteries overheating. This includes 26 reports of burns and 55 reports of property damage, including fires in cars and a garage, the CPSC said.




Tim Baxter, Samsung America president, said that their collaboration with the CPSC to fast-track a voluntary recall in the US addresses safety concerns by ensuring that they reach Note 7 owners quickly to exchange their devices.

“We are asking owners to act now by powering down their Note 7 devices and receive a replacement devices or a refund through our exchange program,” he said.

Samsung has advised consumers in 10 countries to avail of temporary mobile phone replacements until it officially releases an updated device.

Samsung Electronics America announced that the replacements for the faulty phones will now be available to US customers on September 21.

 

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