Korean regulator starts a Note 7 safety probe to decide on another recall

Korean regulator starts a Note 7 safety probe to decide on another recall
Samsung has apparently decided to do an eventual second Note 7 recall right this time, and has first started to work with consumer protection agencies in all major markets where the phablet sells, instead of doing a quasi-recall on its own like it happened the first time. Then, the replacement units were rushed out of the gate to get into the hands of consumers mere three weeks after the initial spontaneous combustion reports in the US, and the rest is history.

The "investigation" statement that Samsung put out yesterday, comes a few days after the first reports about a "safe" replacement Note 7 unit catching flames, and has received one unlikely backer, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). Previously, it lambasted Samsung about not working with it on a US-wide recall, as it is the authority in charge with those matters, so Samsung has apparently taken note.

Meanwhile, the Korea Agency for Technology and Standards (KATS), which is a government body within the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy there, has launched its own safety probe by the book, too, so as to determine what causes the eventual faults with the replacement Note 7 units, which are now in the hands of 85% of Korean customers that got the initial phablet batches, and wanted to swap for the "safe" ones.

The reason that KATS is launching its own safety probe is the same that the CPSC cites in the US - they want a third party body to determine, in cooperation with Samsung, the level of hazard for consumers in using the new Note 7 pieces, and decide on an eventual second recall in the respective markets. 

This is the right way to go with it, not that Samsung has much other choices at that point but comply with regulations, and issue an official recall after the investigation it is launching, if the authorities deem it necessary. Third time may be the charm for those who still want a Note 7, and we should know what's happening pretty soon, as nobody has an interest in protracting this train wreck while there may still be Note 7 units with fishy battery packs out there.

source: Korea Times

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1. bugsbunny00

Posts: 2267; Member since: Jun 07, 2013

another recall another fail,discontinue the damn thing it doesn't work.. try note8..

6. Kumar123 unregistered

Note 7 is total failure from Samsung. The damage is so big that I won't be surprise if they discontinue the entire note line. LOL.

2. GreenMan

Posts: 2698; Member since: Nov 09, 2015

I'd you've read The Bible then you might be aware that: Evil = 666 So... Its not the batteries, its the bloody... SATAN...! Samsung has left THE CURSED 6... Now they've to pay and face the wrath of THE PRINCE OF DARKNESS... Don't use the bloody Note 7, cause that thing is CURSED... The fire of hell will burn it to ashes... Eventually... YOU'VE BEEN WARNED... G'Day!

4. Plasticsh1t

Posts: 3109; Member since: Sep 01, 2014

PA hire this man to your battalion of writers *applaud *.

5. iC-118

Posts: 260; Member since: Sep 29, 2016

In the Bible, Adam and Eve are tempted, by Satan, to taste the fruit from the tree of knowledge. Eve, like Disney’s heroine, gives in to temptation and takes a bite of an apple. Once Adam and Eve had their first taste of knowledge, they knew that they were naked, and they were ashamed. That first bite of the apple represents the fall of man. This symbol is one of the oldest and most potent in Western mythology. Apple’s use of the logo is extremely powerful; their name and corresponding pictorial icon are synonymous. The simple logo design deftly carries the heft of centuries of meaning. Apple likes their symbol so much that they’re very protective of it, and they don’t like when other people attempt to use apples in their logos. Dumbass blind Apple fanboy. The real Satan is Apple.

8. GreenMan

Posts: 2698; Member since: Nov 09, 2015

No 'father', the real Satan is... "Curiosity"... Curiosity of a mortal, specifically... Think about it... And... Hallelujah Mate...! G'Day!

3. acruzlu unregistered

Let's hear what Amung has to say befire the trolls jump to their conclusions.

7. piyath

Posts: 2445; Member since: Mar 23, 2012

If Samsung was my company I'd shut MY s**tty company down immedieately and reopen a new company by another new name. Orange or Peach or Banana some cool name like that. So that I can always compare it to Apple and bash Apple again and again and again saying my comapny is more delicious................LMAO

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