“It will be recalled that Samsung has recalled over 2.5 million Galaxy Note 7 device”.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission issued the recall last week, following a voluntary recall from Samsung.
“The said faulty batteries have reportedly caused the phone to explode in 35 separate incidents, sometimes bursting into flames, damaging property and leaking risky chemicals”. This means that starting tomorrow, September 21st, customers can visit the outlet from where they bought their Note 7 and exchange it for free. They cited reports of Note 7 batteries overheating in the United States, including 26 instances where individuals were burned and 55 that caused property damage.
The Nigeria Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) has warned Nigerians about the use of the new Samsung Galaxy Note 7, while onboard aircraft.
Samsung also said it’s pushing out two software updates through wireless carriers.
Samsung Galaxy Note 7 users don’t seem to be heeding the warning to stop using their phones.
About a quarter of affected phones had been exchanged in the United States by Tuesday, according to a spokeswoman for Samsung’s US subsidiary. Samsung sold 2.5 million of the phones globally before stopping sales.
Samsung also announced a software update for the new Note7 devices in partnership with carriers that displays a green battery icon on the phone’s status bar (in the top right portion of the screen).
The company claims that this is “an extraordinarily fast start toward achieving our goal of removing every single affected Note 7 from circulation”.