Samsung Note 7 recall finally official; Replacements due September 21
Sep 18 2016
The FAA ban is the latest formality regarding the Galaxy Note 7 following issues with the phone's battery overheating causing the device to explode, which is up to 92 issued reports in the us alone, 25 of which include reported cases of burns, and 55 of which include reported cases of property damage.
USA government regulators are recalling 1 million Samsung Galaxy Note 7 smartphones two weeks after the company stopped selling them because they represent a fire hazard.
For moredetail on the recall, head to the link below.
The Telegraph reports that CPRS chairman Elliot Kaye 'appeared to blast Samsung for not coordinating with his agency'.
Analysts have cut their earnings expectations for the South Korean tech giant after it announced on September 2 a recall of Note 7 smartphones from 10 markets due to faulty batteries that caused phones to set on fire.
The CPSC is urging people to either get a replacement phone or a refund. Apple just introduced the latest versions of its iPhone, which go on sale Friday. The US CPSC had earlier advised customers against the use of Note 7 phones due to the battery based fire hazard.
However, the commission revealed there have been 92 reports of overheating in the U.S., including 26 reports of burns and 55 of property damage. It said property damage included fires in cars and a garage. Despite this, it's thought only 103,000 units have been returned in the U.S.so far because fans do not want to wait weeks for a new unit. The FCC didn't specifically ban passengers from carrying the smartphone on the plane, but it did warn them against charging the units in flight.
"We did not meet the standard of excellence that you expect and deserve", said Tim Baxter, president of Samsung Electronics America, in a video released by the company. Though officially Samsung has not yet publicized the date of recall, yet no possibilities are there about Samsung starting the replacement before 21st of this month.
Beginning on September 12, students who either commute to school or live on campus must turn off their Galaxy Note 7 before setting foot on campus.
The US recall affects about 1 million smartphones, the CPSC said.
Consumers who bought the phone through a wireless carrier or retailer such as Best Buy should contact the merchant directly. "It does make me nervous".