U.S. issues official recall of Samsung Galaxy Note 7

Nearly a week after warning U.S. consumers to stop using the new Galaxy Note 7 smartphones made by Samsung Electronics, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced a recall of 1 million of the high-end devices because of serious fire and burn hazards. 

This is “such a serious fire hazard I urge all consumers to take advantage of this recall right away,” Elliot Kaye, chairman of the CPSC told a news conference late Thursday. 

Samsung has received 92 reports of the batteries overheating in the U.S., including 26 reports of burns and 55 of property damage from fires in cars and a garage, the agency said. 

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