Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

U.S. Agency: Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Too Dangerous to Use

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

U.S. Agency: Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Too Dangerous to Use

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NEW YORK * The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission says owners of the Galaxy Note 7 smartphones should turn them off and stop using them because of the risk that their batteries can explode.

The agency said Friday that it was working with Samsung on an official recall of the phones "as soon as possible" and that it was trying to figure out if the company's replacement Note 7s are an "acceptable remedy."

Samsung began last week a global recall for the phone, just two weeks after its launching, because of the risk of their catching fire or exploding. At the time, Samsung said it had confirmed 35 instances of the problem, out of 2.5 million phones sold. The company did not say last week whether users should stop using the phones and said new phones would be available in about two weeks. …

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