CPSC: Second Galaxy Note 7 recall is now official


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.

source: CPSC

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