Friday 30 September 2016

Samsung tells Korean customers to stop using Galaxy Note 7 over fire fault

Published 10/09/2016 | 06:16

The US Federal Aviation Administration warned airline passengers not to turn on or charge Galaxy Note 7s during flights (AP)
The US Federal Aviation Administration warned airline passengers not to turn on or charge Galaxy Note 7s during flights (AP)

Samsung has recommended South Korean customers to stop using the new Galaxy Note 7 smartphones, which the company is recalling worldwide after several dozen caught fire.

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The South Korean technology giant issued a statement on its website advising local users to visit the company's service centres to receive rental phones for temporary use.

Samsung plans to provide Galaxy Note 7 devices with new batteries in South Korea starting on September 19.

The US Federal Aviation Administration on Thursday warned airline passengers not to turn on or charge Galaxy Note 7s during flights and also not to put the smartphone in checked bags.

Samsung is planning to recall 2.5 million Galaxy Note 7 phones worldwide.

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