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CPSC announces American recall of the Galaxy Note 7

Galaxy Note 7

The United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has now officially confirmed the recall of the #Samsung #GalaxyNote7 in the country. The CPSC urges all users to immediately power down the device and contact the carrier, retailer or Samsung to get a free replacement or a refund. This comes after Samsung recalled the devices on its own going by the several incidents that were reported by the customers.

Meanwhile, T-Mobile has mentioned that fresh Galaxy Note 7 stocks will arrive by September 21, so there still seems to be some waiting left to do. It was said that Samsung will be adding new markers on the replacement units to tell customers that it’s safe to use. It’s not known if the American units will bear these markings.

This entire episode is expected to cost Samsung big, with the figure estimated to be around billions. While Samsung hasn’t been very clear about the issue itself, it is said that the phone was overheating “when the anode-to-cathode came into contact”.

Source: CPSC

Via: Phandroid