Samsung’s Galaxy Note7 recall crisis is not over
Korean news agency Yonhap has reported Samsung is suspending production on its replacement devices
Bad news for Samsung as it plans to suspend production of its replacement Galaxy Note7 smartphones, due to overheating issues.
According to the Korean news agency Yonhap, Samsung has halted production as reports claim its replacement Galaxy Note7 models have also caught fire. Yonhap also claims that an anonymous Samsung official revealed the suspension was done in line with safety regulations from South Korea, China and the United States.
In the past week, the US has reported five separate incidents of overheating, including the evacuation of a Southwest Airlines flight. Furthermore, US carrier partners AT&T and T-Mobile have decided to stop Galaxy Note7 sales and instead allow customers to exchange their device for another phone.
The South Korean electronics giant has faced backlash after it received 35 separate reports stating a "battery cell issue" causing the first batch of devices to explode or catch fire, to which Samsung has since recalled 2.5m devices.
Samsung Gulf Electronics has begun its Samsung Galaxy Note7 Exchange Programme in the UAE, however Samsung has not yet commented on the current situation.