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Samsung Halts Galaxy Note 7 Sales, Exchange Over Safety Concerns

Technology October 30, 2016 0 Comments

Samsung told customers worldwide Tuesday to stop using their Galaxy Note 7 smartphones as it struggled to contain a snowballing safety crisis that threatens to derail the powerhouse global brand. The South Korean conglomerate also called a halt to worldwide sales and exchanges of the troubled handset, as the federal US consumer regulator issued an alarming warning of the possible…

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EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE SAMSUNG GALAXY NOTE 7 RECALL

Smartphones October 29, 2016 0 Comments

Spontaneous combustion is probably the last thing you’d expect from your shiny, expensive new smartphone, but it’s a fate that’s befallen dozens of Samsung Galaxy Note 7 units. On September 15, the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), the federal agency charged with overseeing product reports and alerts, issued a formal recall of the more than 1 million Note 7 devices shipped to consumers in…

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Samsung: Don’t use, don’t sell Galaxy Note 7

Smartphones October 25, 2016 0 Comments

If you have a Samsung Galaxy Note 7 phone, even one of the supposedly safe replacements, you should power it down. That’s the message Monday from the US Consumer Product Safety Commission and from Samsungitself. “Consumers with an original Galaxy Note7 or replacement Galaxy Note7 should power down and take advantage of the remedies available, including a refund at their…

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Multiple replacement Galaxy Note 7 owners report that their phones have caught fire

Technology October 11, 2016 0 Comments

When Samsung started handing out “safe” Galaxy Note 7 phones last month, it was expected that we would be putting the stories of overheating Note 7s behind us. Unfortunately, that hasn’t been the case. In the days after a report said that a replacement Note 7 overheated on an airplane, three more “safe” Note 7s have reportedly caught fire. First, a…

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Everything you need to know about the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 recall

Smartphones October 5, 2016 0 Comments

Spontaneous combustion is probably the last thing you’d expect from your shiny, expensive new smartphone, but it’s a fate that’s befallen dozens of Samsung Galaxy Note 7 units. On September 15, the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), the federal agency charged with overseeing product reports and alerts, issued a formal recall of the more than 1 million Note 7 devices shipped to consumers in…

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Samsung confirms it is recalling the Galaxy Note 7 after reports of explosions

HARDWARE September 17, 2016 0 Comments

Samsung has confirmed that it is recalling the Galaxy Note 7, its newest smartphone, following reports that some devices exploded. The device was launched less than a month ago to very positive reviews, but concerns about the battery in some units — which reportedly combusted while charging — have forced the company’s hand. Yesterday, Samsung confirmed it was investigating the issue, and…

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Exploding Galaxy Note 7 caused $1,400 damage to hotel room

Smartphones September 14, 2016 0 Comments

In recalling its Galaxy Note 7s, Samsung said that it had received word of 35 phones that had endured battery malfunctions that might have led to explosions. It didn’t mention whether any had caused damage. On Sunday, however, an Australian poster to Reddit said that their phone had spontaneously combusted while charging and damaged their hotel room. Posting under the…

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