Samsung confirms 1.9 million Note 7 units recalled, 23 new reports of overheating phones


Samsung quietly kicked off the recall process of the Galaxy Note 7 earlier this week, but the CPSC (Consumer Product Safety Commission) made it official yesterday. This would be the second Galaxy Note 7 recall and unlike the first one, it includes replacement units as well.

The first Galaxy Note 7 recall announcement states that Samsung will replace around 1 million units that have been affected by the cursed battery issue. Yesterday's announcement raises the number of recalled Galaxy Note 7 phones to 1.9 million since it includes all the devices received as replacements as part of the previous recall on September 15.

In the meantime, the number of reports of overheating Galaxy Note 7 units has increased by 23 since September 15. According to Samsung, the company has received 13 reports of burns and 47 reports of property damage associated with Galaxy Note 7 smartphones.

The previous recall announcement on September 15 mentions confirms that Samsung has received 96 reports of batteries overheating in the United States, including 26 reports of burns and 55 reports of property damage like fires in cars and a garage.

Since Samsung does not have a clear evidence of which of these reports of overheating phones concern older versions of Galaxy Note 7 phones or replacement units, it's hard to tell which one is more “explosive.”

Joking aside, if you haven't returned you Galaxy Note 7 phone yet, then we strongly advice you to do it as soon as possible. Samsung offers up to $100 bill credit if you exchange it for another of its smartphones, but you can also get $25 in credit if you go for a refund or other branded smartphone.

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29 Comments

1. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

Who wrote "Phone AREna" in the thumbimage?? Still needs schooling! XD

2. Diego!

Posts: 866; Member since: Jun 15, 2009

So this means there are 400,000 units out there to be returned?

3. donrox

Posts: 201; Member since: Jul 18, 2014

"unlike the first one, it includes replacement units as well" This sentence does not make sense!

9. Dreamboat

Posts: 50; Member since: Apr 29, 2015

Well It does...There was no replacements with the first recall. So the second recall includes the replacements they handed out after the first recall.

4. deewinc

Posts: 455; Member since: Feb 21, 2013

5. Plasticsh1t

Posts: 3097; Member since: Sep 01, 2014

Because they are numbskulls.

17. PrYmCHGOan

Posts: 335; Member since: Sep 28, 2016

Because they made a choice. Just because you aren't happy with their choice, doesn't mean there is anything wrong about it. Its a recall. It's voluntary. As if recalls with cars.

6. jeroome86

Posts: 2314; Member since: Apr 12, 2012

Please people. If you have one just return it.

8. Mxyzptlk unregistered

They aren't very bright.

13. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

I think 650nits is bright enough.

19. PrYmCHGOan

Posts: 335; Member since: Sep 28, 2016

Neither are you. Isn't stopping you from proving it on a daily basis though. Right?

25. bobby84

Posts: 595; Member since: May 13, 2016

Verizon cancelled agreements so everyone got free note7s

18. PrYmCHGOan

Posts: 335; Member since: Sep 28, 2016

Why because you say so? I still have mine. Not gonna return it.

20. jeroome86

Posts: 2314; Member since: Apr 12, 2012

I know. You still have 2. You should turn them in. Why don't you sign in with your other name, Techie?

7. acruzlu unregistered

I was going to but decided against it for the reason of living in fear of a phone is really irrational. Also I wanna wait and see what the issue is. The phone has no issues and some of the claims make me ask a few questions.

10. darkkjedii

Posts: 30964; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Bro turn it in. It makes it easier for Samsung, if these units are off the streets. Each incident just makes it worse.

23. acruzlu unregistered

I would turn it in, but the v20 is out in the next few weeks and want to check it out before I am sure I want to settle for it or the s7 edge. If it lasted this long and no issues I don't see the harm in waiting a couple of weeks. Thanks for the concern bro. I understand both sides of this issue as I am sure you do too having had it for a while.

28. darkkjedii

Posts: 30964; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Yep, I do bro. Just be careful man.

11. Plasticsh1t

Posts: 3097; Member since: Sep 01, 2014

What is irrational is keeping a time bomb with you.

12. Foxgabanna

Posts: 587; Member since: Sep 11, 2016

Too bad your mother didnt swallow, but yet you are here so it makes perfect sense why your so hard headed. The phone is useless and will literally becomes useless within the next couple of months. You can't have it your way and there is no reason to be so vocal about you keeping your trash on this site for the rest of us to read. Because everytime you do, someone who is educated like Darkjedii and others, are going to rip you about how ignorant and a waste of space you are. G'day

14. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

Greenman spotted! G'day.

15. sissy246

Posts: 7065; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

I think it is just someone wanting to be like greenman and use his G'day. Greenman usually will say whats on his mind so not sure why he would hide behind another name. But who knows.

16. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

Or maybe (s)he's an Aussie too.

24. acruzlu unregistered

Dude you bitch whatever you are no need to be bringing in someone's mom with such a nasty as hell comment. You may feel the need to attack someone on a personal level but it only proves what a petulant child you are. Greenman if you're gonna troll use your real account not some pathetic alt.

27. QWIKSTRIKE

Posts: 1459; Member since: Mar 09, 2010

You are fn rude to each his own. Too bad your mom didn't swallow... Then I would not be reading your opinionated bs.

21. handsomparis

Posts: 117; Member since: Jun 11, 2015

22. acruzlu unregistered

Signed it man.

26. kanagadeepan

Posts: 1246; Member since: Jan 24, 2012

Save the NOTE 7??? You better save yourself first from the Note7. No I am NOT a fan for any phone or any brand...

29. handsomparis

Posts: 117; Member since: Jun 11, 2015

I am saved by the blood of the Jesus.

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