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U.S. consumer agency to recall Samsung Galaxy Note 7 over fire risk


PUBLISHED Fri, September 09, 2016 - 4:41pm EDT


The U.S Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has urged all owners of a Samsung Galaxy Note 7 to power their device down and to stop using them, saying a formal recall of the device will be issued soon. (more)

CPSC, which is an independent agency of the U.S. government, said in a consumer warning on Friday afternoon that Note 7 devices have resulted in fires after lithium-ion batteries inside became overheated and burst.

"This is why the U.S Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is urging all consumers who own a Samsung Galaxy Note7 to power them down and stop charging or using the device," the agency said in a press statement.

CPSC said the fire incidents have occurred both while Note 7 devices were being charged and during normal use, which is why the agency is urging consumers to power down their Note 7 device and to stop using them.

"CPSC and Samsung are working cooperatively to formally announce an official recall of the devices, as soon as possible," the agency added. "CPSC is working quickly to determine whether a replacement Galaxy Note7 is an acceptable remedy for Samsung or their phone carriers to provide to consumers."

Other details were not immediately available.





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