Samsung will be recalling some 2.5 million Galaxy Note 7 smartphones because of defective batteries that could catch fire, according to Reuters.
Not all the devices have defective batteries, but it’s something a company can’t be concrete that X amount of shipped Galaxy Note 7 smartphones have this dangerous battery and here are the exact ones. Samsung stated that it is a small amount, but a recall is the best action to avoid additional liability for injuries.
In regards to instances where the Galaxy Note 7’s battery has caught fire, Samsung said that “there have been 35 cases that have been reported globally.” Galaxy Note 7 owners will have the option of trading in their phone for one free of the dangerous flaw or get a full refund.
Samsung asked major U.S-based carriers to stop selling them and several have released their recall procedures. AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, U.S Celluar, and Verizon have stopped selling the smartphone and are offering refunds or replacements.