Samsung to recall Note 7 following exploding batteries: Report

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    Respecting the Southwest Airline?Note 7 extreme heat/smoke incident:

    "...A photo of the phone's packaging, which Green provided to The Associated Press, shows a black square on the label, which Samsung has said would indicate a non-defective phone. The label also has an identifying number that, when typed into Samsung's recall website, returns a message that says, 'Great News! Your device is NOT in the list of affected devices.'..

    Green said he had no problems with the replacement until Oct. 5, when the smoke caused him to pull the device from the front pocket of his jeans. After authorities ordered everyone off the plane, Green said he later saw singe marks on his jeans. An airline representative said the phone scorched the carpet where Green left the device on the airplane floor....

    ...In a statement last week, Samsung said there was "no evidence that this incident is related to the new Note7."

    http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/storie...ME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2016-10-09-15-51-10

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    CORRECTION LAST:

    "Samsung spokeswoman Jee Hye-ryong said the company was “temporarily adjusting the Galaxy Note 7 production schedule in order to take further steps to ensure quality and safety matters.“ Samsung has not commented on articles attributed to unnamed sources published by the Korean Yonhap News Agency and the Wall Street Journal that it was suspending production entirely."

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/news...p_rhp-more-top-stories_no-name:homepage/story
     
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    The article in that link relies on the original "report" that Samsung refused to confirm:

    "....Samsung confirmed that it would be lowering production for an unspecified period. 'We are temporarily adjusting the Galaxy Note 7 production schedule in order to take further steps to ensure quality and safety matters,' said Holly Jee, a company spokeswoman. Samsung has not commented on articles attributed to unnamed sources published by the Korean Yonhap News Agency and the Wall Street Journal that it was suspending production entirely."

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    UPDATE:

    OK it is now official:

    By-line 2 hours ago:

    "Samsung permanently stops Galaxy Note 7 production...

    South Korean tech giant Samsung has permanently ceased production of its high-end Galaxy Note 7 smartphones after reports of devices it had deemed safe catching fire.

    The firm had already reduced Galaxy Note 7 production volumes...

    'We recently readjusted the production volume for thorough investigation and quality control, but putting consumer safety as top priority, we have reached a final decision to halt production of Galaxy Note 7s,' the company said.

    'For the benefit of consumers' safety, we stopped sales and exchanges of the Galaxy Note 7 and have consequently decided to stop production...' "

    http://www.bbc.com/news/business-37618618
     
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    DOT bans all Samsung Galaxy Note7 phones from airplanes
     
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    "Taking a Galaxy Note 7 onto an airplane is now a federal crime...

    ...passengers who intentionally bring a Galaxy Note 7 onto a plane are 'subject to civil penalties of up to $179,933 for each violation for each day they are found to be in violation (49 U.S.C. 5123).' They’re even liable to prosecution, which could “result in fines under title 18, imprisonment of up to ten years, or both (49 U.S.C. 5124).”

    http://www.sammobile.com/2016/10/17/taking-a-galaxy-note-7-onto-an-airplane-is-now-a-federal-crime/
     
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    Samsung Sets Up Note 7 Exchanges at Major U.S. Airports
     
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    The Fatal Mistake That Doomed Samsung’s Galaxy Note

     
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    Verizon won’t push Samsung’s Note 7 bricking update
     
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    Samsung Galaxy Note7 is now receiving OTA update to prevent it from ever charging again

     
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    Samsung: Faulty batteries to blame for Note 7 disaster
     
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