CPSC: Second Galaxy Note 7 recall is now official
posted by Daniel P. / Oct 13, 2016, 3:44 AM
In case anyone was in doubt what will happen after Samsung announced a halt in production and distribution of the Note 7 at the beginning of the week, the US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) just made the second recall of the phone official. In an updated press statement dated October 13, the agency lists the reason for the recall as "The lithium-ion battery in the Galaxy Note7 smartphones can overheat and catch fire, posing serious fire and burn hazard to consumers."
The second recall comes less than a month after the first one that the CPSC issued on September 15, and means that Samsung is going through all the official recall hoops that are required of a consumer electronics company by the Feds shortly after the issue arose, unlike the timing confusion the first time.
Long story short, anyone who has a Note 7, including a replacement unit with the green battery indicator and all, should "contact your wireless carrier, place of purchase or Samsung toll-free at 844-365-6197 anytime, or go online at http://www.samsung.com," to return those and get a refund, or exchange with another phone, and pocket the difference.
- Display 5.7" 1440 x 2560 pixels
- Camera 12 MP / 5 MP front
- Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 820, Quad-core, 2150 MHz
- Storage 64 GB + microSDXC
- Battery 3500 mAh
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I feel like buying a Note 7, anyone know of any good deals?
posted on Oct 13, 2016, 3:55 AM 4
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2016 is harsh, first Harambe, now Note 7 :(
posted on Oct 13, 2016, 3:59 AM 8
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Honest question here. For the note7 army, if your friends asked you what happened to your phones that you so bragged about and why they no longer see the phone around anymore, what would you tell them happened to your sweet note 7? Just curious.. :D I asked it before but the fanboys are seemingly embarassed to answer
posted on Oct 13, 2016, 4:45 AM 7
OK, first thing first. You got some basic things wrong. Those fanboys have no life. So it's right to assume that they have no real friends. They have many online/virtual friends where they share they joy and enthusiasm about their Galaxy phones but real off-line friends, None. It's not they are embarrassed to answer it's just that they have no friends.
posted on Oct 13, 2016, 4:55 AM 6
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I honestly tell them. The phone was recalled for explosive problems with a small fraction of the batteries. I went with a j7 not because it was everything in a phone I wanted but because if I am going to settle and wait for the next version whether that is an s8 "pro", or the note8 I don't know... who knows maybe I will come to my senses and keep the j7 and live with a 2 device solution. With an LG g pad x as my larger internet device.
posted on Oct 18, 2016, 11:25 PM 0
I'm still tempted to keep mine. It's less than 1% chances of anything happening.
posted on Oct 13, 2016, 5:44 AM 0
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Its people like you that make phone companies stagnant. I mean even with all the warnings you still stubbornly choose to keep the harzadous Note7? Now if every fan was like you we would still be using flip phones because you'll buy whatever these companies produce and in-turn making them relax on their laurels.. If you can keep a greenade then what can't you keep? Anyway, prepare to go..BOOOOMMM!!!
posted on Oct 13, 2016, 6:31 AM 6
Posts: 1131; Member since: Sep 28, 2016
Um Samsung is the only company that keeps a high amount in R and D every year regardless how how well or poorly they do. I think you have him mixed up with an ifan that keeps paying 4k display, 20gb of ram, core i7 money for a 750p display. It's those people that keep us in the stone age and have Apple testing in their laurels. I think most other companies are fine with their motivation. Samsung and Google always go for the cutting edge. And Sony , Moto, LG, and HTC need to keep the lights on or out food on the table and can't be lazy. So it's just Apple and you guys that have to worry about stagnation and rested laurels. Lol
posted on Oct 13, 2016, 11:45 AM 3
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They are offering to give you a refund or exchange it. If you keep it, you will have a $1000 brick on your hand with zero resale value. You do know that Samsung and the carriers will s**t down the device soon right?
posted on Oct 13, 2016, 9:31 AM 0
It is a great phone, until further notice or until shut down I have ultimately decided to keep mine it is a less than 1% chance of anything and once Samsung finds out the cause then and only then I'll consider where to go from there. Trolls are also illogical creatures as well.
posted on Oct 13, 2016, 11:55 AM 0
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