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Don't use, or sell the Galaxy Note 7!

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If you have a Samsung Galaxy Note 7 phone, even one of the supposedly safe replacements, turn it off. Now.

That's the message from both the US Consumer Product Safety Commission and Samsung.

"Consumers with an original Galaxy Note7 or replacement Galaxy Note 7 should power down and take advantage of the remedies available," including a refund at their place of purchase, Samsung said in a statement Monday.

It also asked "all carrier and retail partners globally to stop sales and exchanges of the Galaxy Note 7."

The CPSC echoed Samsung's warning. "While we continue our active investigation into reports of phones overheating and burning in multiple states, consumers should power down and stop using all Galaxy Note 7s," CPSC Chairman Elliot Kaye said in a statement. "It is the right move for Samsung to suspend the sale and exchange of all Galaxy Note 7s."

This is just the latest setback for Samsung. The Note 7, released in mid-August, was Samsung's chance to take on rival Apple by offering the most advanced phone on the market to consumers looking for a premium device. The phone, with a 5.7-inch screen and priced at about $850, launched to rave reviews, weeks ahead of the iPhone 7 and Google's Pixel phone. But Samsung recalled 2.5 million -- every single handset sold (outside China) -- after nearly a hundred reports of the devices catching fire."








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Wow, that's some serious stuff right there. How can you launch a phone and have it catching fire? I've heard the tablets have problems with the batteries bloating too.




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Yikes, that sounds like a disaster. I've heard they have a lot of battery problems with their products.

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