Consumer Product Safety Commission issues recall for Galaxy Note 7 because of fire risk

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  1. quest7 macrumors member


    Dec 29, 2011
    oklahoma city
    The U.S. government on Thursday moved to recall Samsung's highest-end smartphone — an unprecedented move for the smartphone industry and one that delivers a severe blow to Samsung in its pursuit to become the world's premium smartphone maker.

    Samsung and the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission have issued an official recall for the Galaxy Note 7, Samsung's large-screen smartphone that has been known to burst into flames. This is the latest in a series of high-profile recalls involving lithium-ion batteries, which can be found in many different technologies. In recent years, the battery has been blamed for exploding hoverboards, dangerously overheating laptops, and the grounding of airplanes. But the Samsung incident may draw more attention due to the ubiquity of smartphones.

    A formal recall allows the U.S. government to do several things, including making it illegal to sell the devices or use them on airplanes. Absent that formal process, several airlines have been announcing at the gate or before takeoff that the Note 7 cannot be charged or used on flights, citing the explosion risk.

    This recall involved the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 smartphone sold before Sept. 15. U.S. officials said that 97 percent of the Note 7 phones sold in the United States have the type of batteries that have caused the fires.

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  2. ambreaux405 macrumors newbie

    Jan 27, 2016
    I think this is good news.
    Replacements are available at the latest next week. This is hopefully the beginning of the end of this debacle and has been taken care of a lot more swiftly than many believed would be possible.
  3. ceva321 macrumors 6502


  4. ambreaux405 macrumors newbie

    Jan 27, 2016
    Nice I hope they communicate with the carriers and get things replaced quickly.
    I am really considering buying one! But I want to wait and let those who are exchanging get theirs first.
  5. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6


    Aug 17, 2007
    Hopefully you all will get replacements soon.
  6. GrumpyMom macrumors 604


    Sep 11, 2014
    Ugh, I'm jelly...they call you Carlos. They call me "No Name" nearly every time they communicate with me! But sometimes they do refer to me by first name. It's as if they are addled like my mom who used to call me by the dog's name and called the dog by name. :rolleyes: Poor dog was better looking, too, so he must have been so insulted. :p

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