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Samsung recalls Galaxy Note 7 smartphones

Consumers should immediately power down and stop using the recalled Galaxy Note 7 devices.

A Samsung Galaxy Note 7 smartphone

Reuters

Samsung is recalling Galaxy Note 7 smartphones due to serious fire and burn hazards, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) said.

The CPSC said on Thursday thatSamsunghad received 92 reports of the batteries overheating in the United States, including 26 reports of burns and 55 reports of property damage.

Consumers should immediately power down and stop using the recalled Galaxy Note 7 devices, the agency said.

Earlier this month,Samsungsaid it would recall all Galaxy Note 7 smartphones equipped with batteries it found to be fire-prone and halted their sales in 10 markets, denting a revival of the firm's mobile business.

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The CPSC said on Friday that it was working withSamsungto announce an official recall of the devices as soon as possible.

 
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