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Samsung Can't Seem To Get It Right — Galaxy Note 7 Production Halted

The company recalled 2.5 million of the devices worldwide, but now even the replacement phones are catching fire.
Posted at 9:01 AM, Oct 10, 2016

Samsung is halting the production of its Galaxy Note 7 because the phones keep exploding. 

Last month, the South Korean tech giant recalled over 1 million smartphones in the U.S. after reports of their lithium-ion batteries catching fire. Worldwide, the company is in the midst of recalling 2.5 million phones.

But now, even the Note 7 replacements are overheating. 

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The PR nightmare is made worse by the fact that Samsung had first said its battery supplier was to blame. Samsung switched suppliers, but the replacement phones are still at risk of exploding. 

As of Sunday, AT&T, T-Mobile and Verizon all announced they would stop replacing the Note 7.

Instead, the three companies are offering varying refunds and exchanging the Note 7 phones for different Samsung models.