Feds recall 1 million Samsung Galaxy Note7 phones

Samsung Galaxy Note7 smartphones are being recalled because the batteries have been known to overheat and catch fire. 
Samsung Galaxy Note7 smartphones are being recalled because the batteries have been known to overheat and catch fire. 

- The Consumer Product Safety Commission is issuing a recall of about one million Samsung Galaxy Note7 smartphones because of the risk that the batteries can overheat and explode.

The recall involves Samsung Galaxy Note7 smartphones sold before September 15, 2016 in the colors black onyx, blue coral, gold platinum and silver titanium.

Samsung released the Galaxy Note7 on Aug. 19.

The lithium-ion battery in the Galaxy Note7 smartphones can overheat and catch fire, according to the CPSC. Samsung has received 92 reports of the batteries overheating, causing burns and property damage, including fires in cars and a garage.

Anyone who has one of the recalled smartphones should stop using and power down the device. Consumers can contact the wireless carrier, retail outlet or the Samsung website where they purchased the smartphone to receive a new Galaxy Note7 with a different battery, a refund or a new replacement device.


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