Samsung phones on fire : Company recalls 1 million Galaxy Note 7 smartphones after battery explosions

President of Samsung mobiles recalls faulty handsets after reports of some Galaxy Note 7 pieces exploding

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Galaxy S7 smartphone by Samsung. Image: Samsung website

  • Samsung says it is suspending sales of its Galaxy Note 7 smartphone
  • Buyers reported that their phones caught fire or exploded while charging
  • Samsung said it has confirmed 35 such cases

SEOUL,Sept 05, 2016: Koh Dong-jin, president of Samsung’s mobile business said that customers who already bought Note 7s will be able to swap them for new smartphones, regardless of the purchasing date.

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Samsung said it has sold more than 1 million Note 7 smartphones since the product’s launch and it is suspending sales of its Galaxy Note 7 smartphone after finding batteries of some of the gadgets exploded while they were charging.

The announcement comes just two weeks after Samsung launched its latest flagship smartphone.

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Some buyers reported their phones caught fire or exploded while charging, and Samsung said it had confirmed 35 such cases, caused by faulty batteries. (VOA)