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Samsung recalls a million Galaxy fire-risk phones

Samsung has recalled over one million Galaxy Note7 smartphones sold in the USA and over 20 000 sold in Canada. The company has received, from the USA alone, nearly 100 reports of batteries overheating, 26 of burn injuries and 55 of property damage including fires in cars and buildings.

Samsung is asking all US purchasers of Note7 phones to power down the device and send it to the company for either refund or exchange for a different model. See also pinfa Newsletter n°72 “Galaxy Note7 banned by airlines”.

Galaxy Note7 recall, US CPSC 15/9/2016 https://www.cpsc.gov/Recalls/2016/Samsung-Recalls-Galaxy-Note7-Smartphones/ and Samsung expanded recall updated 9/12/2016 http://www.samsung.com/us/note7recall/