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When replacing your Samsung Galaxy Note7, consider these replacement options
Samsung is alerting users of the Galaxy S7 that their phones are not issued for recall. The company is taking precautionary methods to ensure confusion does not arise between the Note7 and S7 line.
Following 96 incidents in the US - including 13 in which people suffered burns, and 47 reports of property damage - the CPSC has published official details of the Galaxy Note7's final recall.
Samsung is reportedly issuing fireproof recall kits to owners of the Galaxy Note7. The box is meant to house ineffective devices as Samsung halts the production of the Note7.
Samsung has thrown in the towel and is officially telling everyone that owns a Galaxy Note7 to power down and get a replacement handset. If you own a Galaxy Note7, here's what you need to do.
A man from Kentucky was hospitalized after his replacement Galaxy Note7 device caught fire. It was later found out that Samsung knew about the issue, but kept quiet about it.
Verizon and Sprint have resumed sales of the Galaxy Note7 - but Verizon's reference to the recall contains a notable inaccuracy, and Sprint's listing makes no mention of the handset's safety at all.
Samsung is pushing out an update to all recalled Galaxy Note7 handsets, which will display a warning urging owners to switch off and exchange their device - every time they turn it on or charge it.
Samsung has launched a new website to determine if a user's Galaxy Note7 is safe or not. Moreover, a new green battery color will be used in the Note7 UI to indicate that the battery is not faulty.
The United States Federal Aviation Administration has prohibited the use of Galaxy Note7 devices on aircraft. This was after the Consumer Product Safety Commission issued a recall of the device.
Samsung will soon begin the process of putting its disastrous Galaxy Note7 launch behind it. The company says it will resume sales of the device - currently under global recall - from September 28.
In light of the Galaxy Note7 recall, Samsung is now preparing replacement devices for those who were affected. The new handsets have a safety mark, to clearly differentiate them from the faulty units.
With the wide recall of Samsung's Galaxy Note7, the issue has created even more bad news. Samsung's shares have started slipping, with the company losing billions of dollars from investors.
A young boy from Brooklyn, NY has suffered burns after the Galaxy Note7 on which he was watching videos exploded in his hands, a day after consumers were urged to stop using the device.
The Consumer Product Safety Commission, an independent US government agency, has formally advised owners of the Galaxy Note7 to stop using it immediately, following a series of fiery incidents.
Qantas, Jetstar and Virgin Australia have banned the use of Samsung's Galaxy Note7 on their flights, following a growing number of incidents in which the new flagship phone has caught fire.
Samsung recalled the Note7, but it didn't implement an official recall process with the US Consumer Product Safety Commission, leaving the FAA unsure over whether to ban the device from flights.
In light of the Galaxy Note7 recall, over risks of batteries catching on fire, a Samsung analyst predicted that it will cost the company a large sum of money in order to fix the issue.
Within 24 hours, Samsung has offered its US recall plan for those with a Galaxy Note7. In addition to replacement, Samsung will also offer the chance to switch to an S7 or S7 edge, and a $25 credit.
Samsung has announced a wide recall of its flagship Galaxy Note7 handsets. The company found that a small percentage of its devices were catching fire due to a faulty battery.
Nearly two years after its last major recall involving laptop power cords, HP has announced a new safety recall and replacement program for batteries shipped with over thirty laptop models.
Amazon has issued a voluntary recall of power adapters included with some of its Fire tablets in the UK and Ireland, as "the adapter assembly may detach and create a risk of electrical shock".
Millions of AC wall plug adapters are part of a 'voluntary' recall after Apple identified an increased risk of electric shock in some cases. Adapters sold over a 12 year period are included.
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Microsoft has announced a voluntary worldwide recall of AC power cords sold with all Surface Pro and Pro 2 tablets, and some Surface Pro 3 tablets, and is offering a free replacement to its customers.
Microsoft is preparing to announce details of a worldwide voluntary recall affecting AC power cables sold with its Surface Pro, Pro 2, and Pro 3 tablets before July 2015, due to an overheating risk.
EE is recalling all of its free Power Bar mobile chargers, after several overheating incidents, including one in which a woman suffered burns when the battery 'exploded', causing a fire in her home.
Because of problems updating consoles with the 500GB conventional spinning hard drive, Nvidia has been forced to recall some of their Shield Pro units according to their customer service
The camera fault long-troubling some iPhone 6 Plus owners is now automatically recognised by Apple for free repairs in a new worldwide replacement program.
Apple has announced a voluntary recall of all Beats Pill XL speakers, encouraging customers to stop using them immediately, after finding that the battery "may overheat and pose a fire safety risk."
Lenovo has announced a voluntary global recall of a power cable sold with 73 of its notebooks, following 15 incidents involving the cord overheating, sparking, melting or burning.
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HP is recalling around six million power cords that it shipped with notebooks and accessories, citing a "risk of a fire and burn hazard to customers", after 29 instances of the cords overheating.
Apple is recalling one of its iPhone power adapters in 37 countries after finding that it may "overheat and pose a safety risk", and will exchange the affected chargers with new ones in those markets.
Fitbit has announced that it has stopped selling its Force fitness wristband and has issued a recall of the current model after some users reported getting skin rashes while wearing the device.
An official recall has now been issued for all of the chargers made for the Chromebook 11 notebook from Google and HP following many reports of the chargers overheating and melting.
HP and Google are no longer selling their recently launched Chromebook 11 notebook because of reports that its charger is overheating, but current owners can use any other micro-USB charger.
Following two separate incidents, Lenovo is voluntarily recalling 160,000 PCs manufactured between May 2010 and January 2012, due to a defective power supply component presenting a risk of fire.
HP has issued a voluntary recall of its 1040 and 1050 model fax machines after it received reports of seven of those products overheating and catching fire in the US and Canada.
More bad news for Sony today. They have not only a suffered security breach once again, they also have issued a new recall notice for BRAVIA LCD TVs. Apparently, the TVs can overheat and melt.
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