Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Officially Recalled

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NEW YORK, NY – AUGUST 2: Justin Denison, senior vice president of product strategy at Samsung, speaks during a launch event for the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 at the Hammerstein Ballroom, August 2, 2016 in New York City. The stylus equipped smartphone will be available starting August 19, with preorders starting August 3. (Photo by […]

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has announced an official recall of the Samsung Galaxy Note 7, amid widespread reports that a battery defect has caused several of the smartphones to explode and catch fire.

The recall will include about 1 million of the premium mobile phones because of reports of serious fire hazards. 

“The affected devices were sold in the U.S. before September 15, 2016. Since the affected devices can overheat and pose a safety risk, if you own a Galaxy Note 7, it is extremely important to stop using your device, power it down and immediately exchange it using our U.S. Note 7 Exchange Program,” the company said on its website. 

Samsung announced last week that it has a replacement program, in which users can exchange their current Note 7 device for a new one.

Users can also exchange a current Note 7 for a Galaxy S7 or Galaxy S7 Edge and replacement of any device-specific accessories with a refund of the price difference.

For more information about the recall, or to learn about the exchange, click here.

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