9/10/16

Feds will formally recall Samsung Galaxy Note 7

After reports of exploding batteries, the US Consumer Product Safety Commission is officially stepping in to help recall Samsung's Galaxy Note 7.

The feds are stepping in.

Samsung has agreed to replace every single Galaxy Note 7 smartphone, after at least 35 reports that the phone's batteries could overheat and explode. But some argued that the voluntary recall wasn't enough, since the phones were still on sale. Consumer Reports called for the US Consumer Product Safety Commission to step in and do more.

In a emailed statement Friday, the CPSC now says it's officially working with Samsung on a recall -- as well as evaluating whether a simple phone exchange is enough of a solution.

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