Updated 2230 Hours PDT
On September 15, 2016, U.S.-based Samsung Electronics of Ridgefield, NJ issued a recall through the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission of 1 Million of its Samsung Galaxy Note7 smartphones sold prior to September 15th.
These phones were manufactured in South Korea and China.
This affects products in the U.S., Canada and Mexico.
The lithium-ion battery in the Galaxy Note7 smartphones can overheat and catch fire, posing a serious burn hazard to consumers.
Samsung has received 92 reports of the batteries overheating in the U.S., including 26 reports of burns and 55 reports of property damage, including fires in cars and a garage.
Consumers should immediately stop using and power down the recalled Galaxy Note7 devices purchased before September 15, 2016.
Contact the wireless carrier, retail outlet or Samsung.com where you purchased your device to receive free of charge a new Galaxy Note7 with a different battery, a refund or a new replacement device. Go to www.samsung.com for more details.
If traveling, it is recommended that you shut off your completely. Do not store in luggage or overhead compartments.
–> The Commission is still interested in receiving incident or injury reports that are either directly related to this product recall or involve a different hazard with the same product by visiting this link: http://www.saferproducts.gov/ <–
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