Samsung(NEW YORK) — About 1 million Samsung Galaxy Note7 smartphones sold before September 15, 2016 have been recalled by the manufacturer, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission (the “CPSC”). Samsung has received a total of 92 reports of batteries overheating in the U.S., including 26 reports of burns and 55 reports of property damage, including fires in cars and a garage.
The recalled devices have a 5.7 inch screen and were sold in the following colors: black onyx, blue coral, gold platinum and silver titanium with a matching stylus. Samsung is printed on the top front of the phone and Galaxy Note7 is printed on the back of the phone.
The CPSC recommends that consumers whose devices fit the recall criteria, immediately stop using these devices and powering them down. They should contact their wireless carrier, retail outlet or Samsung.com where the device was purchased to receive a replacement free of charge containing a different battery, or for a refund.