Samsung has issued a voluntary recall of all Samsung Galaxy Note7 smartphones sold prior to September 15, 2016 following reports that the phones are prone to overheating and catching fire. The CPSC advises users to “immediately stop using and power down” the recalled devices.
The source of the potential danger is believed to be the phone’s lithium-ion battery, which CPSC reports poses a “serious burn hazard to consumers.” Roughly a million phones are believed to be affected by the recall.
Samsung has received 92 reports of overheating, 26 reports of burns, and 55 reports of property damage in the U.S. as of Sept. 15, according to CPSC. Fires were reported in cars as well as a garage, the agency said.
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If you or someone you know suffered burns or were injured due to a Samsung Galaxy Note7 that overheated or caught fire, you may contact Motley Rice attorney Anne McGinness Kearse, Jodi Westbrook Flowers or David Hoyle by email or call 1-800-768-4026.