Samsung halts production, sales and replacement of Note 7

In an official statement made earlier today, Samsung announced that it is asking carriers and retail partners to halt the sale and replacement of the Galaxy Note 7 as they “investigate the recently reported cases involving the Galaxy Note7.”

This comes after two major American telco service providers, AT&T and T-Mobile have decided to stop replacing the phones due to the increasing number of reports of replacement units catching fire with one incident resulting in an immediate evacuation of a plane in Louisville, Kentucky.

According to Korean news agency Yonha, Samsung has also stopped the production of new Note 7 units at its Vietnam plant which is responsible for global shipments of the phone.

Last week, the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (US CPSC) told consumers to “immediately stop using and power down the recalled Galaxy Note7 devices” after Samsung has received at least 92 reports of overheating lithium batteries.

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