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Galaxy Note 7 Recalled by Samsung After Battery Explosions


Galaxy Note 7 Recalled by Samsung After Battery Explosions
Samsung has delayed shipments of Galaxy Note 7 smartphones because of explosions during the testing phase.Ahn Young-joon/APBy YOUKYUNG LEE, AP Technology WriterSEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Samsung Electronics recalled all of its Galaxy Note 7 smartphones on Friday after finding batteries of some of the flagship gadgets exploded or caught fire.Samsung's Note 7s are being pulled from shelves in 10 countries, including South Korea and the United States, just two weeks after the product's launch.


Samsung to Recall 2.5 Million Galaxy Note 7s Over Battery Fires


Samsung to Recall 2.5 Million Galaxy Note 7s Over Battery Fires
"If you look at previous instances in tech history where there have been recalls, as long as it doesn't drag on to the point that the company becomes the butt of a joke, then it should be minor," said Bryan Ma, an analyst at IDC, a technology research firm."If it becomes like a Pinto, where you don't want to buy it because it explodes, that would be a bad situation," he said, referring to the 1971 Ford car that became famous for erupting in flames after rear-end collisions."But I think they'll get past it."Samsung said that, so far, 35 battery episodes involving the Note 7 had been registered.


Samsung Recalls the Galaxy Note 7 After Reports of Battery Fires


Samsung Recalls the Galaxy Note 7 After Reports of Battery Fires
Samsung Electronics will replace all Galaxy Note 7 smartphones equipped with fire-prone batteries and halt sales of the flagship product in 10 markets, a devastating blow for what had been a revival in the firm's mobile business.Koh Dong-jin, head of the South Korean company's smartphone business, spoke at a news conference jam-packed with reporters and cameras, with affected markets including the U.S., but not China, where models feature a different battery.The announcement on Friday comes just over two weeks since the premium device's launch, and follows reports of the 988,900 won ($885) phone igniting while charging.


NIGHTMARE: Samsung global recall after Galaxy Note 7 batteries explode


NIGHTMARE: Samsung global recall after Galaxy Note 7 batteries explode
Samsung's nightmare scenario is happening.The South Korean electronics giant was forced to suspend sales of its new flagship smartphone, the Galaxy Note 7, on Friday because dozens of the handsets have exploded.The phone, which has been extremely well reviewed, is now also being recalled worldwide, in a move that is likely to cost Samsung hundreds of millions of dollars.


US carriers suspend Galaxy Note 7 sales after Samsung recall


US carriers suspend Galaxy Note 7 sales after Samsung recall
US carriers are taking swift action on the global recall of Samsung's Galaxy Note 7 issued early this morning.AT&T, T-Mobile, and Sprint have announced that sales have been suspended as they work with Samsung to handle the recall process and take care of customers who've already purchased the Note 7.Verizon is waiving the Note 7's restocking fee through September 30th if customers wish to return the device completely.


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