Friday, September 02, 2016

Samsung is recalling all Galaxy Note 7 phablets globally after identifying battery flaw - Recode

Also see Samsung to Recall 2.5 Million Smartphones Over Battery Issue (NYT)

"Samsung said Friday that it will replace all of the Galaxy Note 7 phablets it has sold amid reports some batteries on the phones have exploded.

In what could be the most major smartphone recall ever, Samsung said it will replace all devices in the coming weeks. The company said it has confirmed an issue with the battery cells used in the phone and has halted sales globally.

“Because our customers’ safety is an absolute priority at Samsung, we have stopped sales of the Galaxy Note 7,” Samsung said in a statement to Recode. “For customers who already have Galaxy Note 7 devices, we will voluntarily replace their current device with a new one over the coming weeks.”"
Samsung is recalling all Galaxy Note 7 phablets globally after identifying battery flaw - Recode
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