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Samsung Expands Recall of Galaxy Note7 Smartphones Based on Additional Incidents with Replacement Phones; Serious Fire and Burn Hazards

WASHINGTON, (FNN NEWS) By the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission —

Recall Summary

Name of Product: Samsung Galaxy Note7 smartphones

Hazard: The lithium-ion battery in the Galaxy Note7 smartphones can overheat and catch fire, posing serious fire and burn hazard to consumers.

Remedy: Refund, Replace

Consumers should immediately stop using and power down all Galaxy Note7 devices, including Note7 devices received as replacements in the previous recall.

Contact the wireless carrier, retail outlet or Samsung.com where you purchased your device to receive a refund or free exchange for a new replacement device plus incentives. Consumers who purchased their phones from other sources should contact Samsung directly to receive a free remedy. Go to www.samsung.com or http://www.samsung.com/us/note7recall/ for more details.

Consumer Contact: Contact your wireless carrier, place of purchase or Samsung toll-free at 844-365-6197 anytime, or go online atwww.samsung.com.

Recall Details

Units: About 1.9 million (This includes the 1 million Galaxy Note7s recalled on September 15, 2016)

Description: This recall involves all Samsung Galaxy Note7 smartphones. The recalled devices have a 5.7 inch screen and were sold in the following colors: black onyx, blue coral, gold platinum and silver titanium with a matching stylus. Samsung is printed on the top front of the phone and Galaxy Note7 is printed on the back of the phone. This recall involves all Galaxy Note7 devices received as replacements as part of the previous Galaxy Note7 recall on September 15, 2016 and any Galaxy Note 7 with a green battery icon, regardless of date purchased or IMEI.

Injuries: Samsung has received 96 reports of batteries in Note7 phones overheating in the U.S., including 23 new reports since theSeptember 15 recall announcement. Samsung has received 13 reports of burns and 47 reports of property damage associated with Note7 phones.

Sold at: Wireless carriers and electronic stores nationwide, including AT&T, Best Buy, Sprint, T-Mobile, US Cellular, Verizon stores, online at www.samsung.com and other websites and on third party websites from August 2016 through October 2016 for between$850 and $890.

Manufacturer: Samsung Electronics America Inc., of Ridgefield Park, N.J.

Manufactured in: South Korea and China

To report a dangerous product or a product-related injury go online to www.SaferProducts.gov or call CPSC’s Hotline at 800-638-2772 or teletypewriter at 301-595-7054 for the hearing impaired.

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