Samsung must now X-ray each 'safe' Note 7 battery for issues, say regulators19
According to the Korean Agency for Technology and Standards, the scans should start from the battery packaging suppliers of Samsung, so we can be assured that the new Note 7 units with the stickers and the green battery indicators are absolutely safe to use when it comes to battery operation.
The consumer safety agency is also a bit worried that a very low percentage of Note 7 owners in its homeland have shown up to request a refund for the handset, potentially due to the lack of awareness they can. That is why it has made an agreement with Samsung to extend the refund deadline by the end of the month. Most people who got a Note 7 from the initial exploding batches there, are simply showing up for a swap with the new safe units, instead of requesting a refund.
This story is part of:The explosive Galaxy Note 7 saga (140 updates)
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