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This Just Out: U.S. Officially Issues Recall of Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Smart Phone

This Just Out: U.S. Officially Issues Recall of Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Smart Phone

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This comes on the heels of FAA warnings and a ban of the device by several airlines.

You know that announcement to turn off your cellular device before take-off and landing on an airplane? In the case of the Samsung Galaxy Note 7, the FAA and most airlines really mean it.

Since the smartphone's launch, dozens of users had reported their Galaxy Note 7 had caught fire while charging. This prompted the South Korean electronics manufacturer to cease selling the phone and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to issue a warning for passengers with the phone to completely turn it off for the duration of the flight as well as protect the power switch to prevent it being accidentally turned on. Several airlines added further restrictions including a ban from the phone being put in checked baggage.

Today, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission have formally recalled 1 million devices and advised consumers to immediately power down their devices and halt any future use. Anyone owning a Galaxy Note 7 can get a replacement phone (a newly engineered model comes out September 21) or a different model directly from Samsung, their wireless carrier or the retail outlet where they purchased the device.

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