Friday September 02, 2016

Samsung Recalls Galaxy Note 7 After Battery Fires

Samsung has issued a recall on the Galaxy Note 7 over reports of battery fires while the phone is charging. Samsung says it is working with carriers on a product exchange program. Thanks to everyone that sent this one in.

The recall comes just over two weeks after the launch of Samsung's latest premium phone, which features an outsized screen and high-resolution camera, and follows reports of the 988,900 won ($885) phone igniting while charging. Koh, who declined to comment on the number of phones needing replacement, said Samsung had sold 2.5 million of the premium devices so far. The manufacturer plans to replace not only phones with faulty batteries sold to consumers, but also retailer inventories and units in transit.