“Samsung has received 96 reports of batteries in Note7 phones overheating in the U.S., including 23 new reports since the September 15 recall announcement. Samsung has received 13 reports of burns and 47 reports of property damage associated with Note7 phones,” reveals the CPSC in a statement.
The recall procedure is almost identical to the last. Owners are being instructed to immediately power down their unit and return it to its place of purchase. However, unlike last time, customers won’t be issued a replacement Note 7. Instead, they’ll have the choice of between a different Samsung smartphone or a full cash refund.