Samsung recalls 1M Samsung Galaxy Note 7 phones

SAN FRANCISCO — Samsung has officially recalled 1 million of its Galaxy Note 7 phones sold before Sept. 15 because of "serious fire and burn hazards."

The electronics giant made the announcement during a conference call with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission late Thursday.

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Samsung Recalls Galaxy Note7 Smartphones Due to Serious Fire and Burn Hazards

“With battery cell defects in some of our Note 7 phones, we did not meet the standard of excellence you expect and deserve,” said Samsung President and Chief Operating Officer Tim Baxter in a video release. “For that, we apologize, especially to those of you who are personally affected by this.”

Samsung says it received 92 reports of batteries in the popular smartphone overheating in the U.S., resulting in 26 instances of burns and 55 of property damage, including fires in cars and a garage, according to the U.S. agency.

Samsung Electronics America said Note 7 replacement units will be available in the U.S. at most retail stores by Sept. 21.

Copyright 2016 KING


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