Samsung Galaxy Note7 owners can get replacement starting September 21

Samsung Galaxy Note7 owners can get replacement starting September 21

The CPSC revealed Thursday that about one million devices have been affected by the recall, meaning 90 percent of the them are still floating around, even though they might explode at any moment due to a battery malfunction.

Samsung says replacement stock of new Galaxy Note 7 will be available no later than September 21.

Prior to the official recall, the Federal Aviation Administration took a rare step and asked Galaxy Note 7 owners to power off their phones while flying.

In any case, the recall for the remaining "Galaxy Note 7" in the USA has finally become official, with the Consumer Product Safety Commission issuing a statement to that effect, Business Insider reports. So far, 137,000 Galaxy Note 7 units have been returned. The recall was prompted by reports that the batteries of some of the handsets had exploded.

The Korean tech giant is now working with its supplier partners and mobile operators to voluntarily replace every Galaxy Note 7 it has sold, some 2.5 million units worldwide.

Unfortunately, the whole Note 7 explosion fiasco is a big setback for Samsung, especially considering the timing was so close to the iPhone 7 launch. Let the waiting game begin. That's a week after Samsung issued its unofficial recall, but still a full week before the phone was formally recalled - yesterday - through the US Consumer Product Safety Commission. This was a result of the recall which resulted in the US Department of Transportation to give the no-fly order for the Note 7. It will start issuing replacement devices in South Korea on September 19, while US replacements will start on September 21. "To date, we already have exchanged 130,000 units - a fast and meaningful start - and with the CPSC's partnership, we will continue implementing corrective steps to exchange every single Note 7 on the market...."

A second person said that Samsung SDI Co made faulty batteries that triggered the recall, but the company's representatives could not be immediately reached for comment.

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