Samsung Australia Recalls Over 50000 Galaxy Note 7

While Samsung itself didn't state the option for a full refund, T-Mobile in the U.S. has offered its customers full refunds on the purchase of a Galaxy Note 7. This has left Samsung to a recall that is expected to cost the company and the battery supplier in the area of $1 billion to make right.

As the global recall was issued on the day the device was launched in the United Kingdom, it's logical to assume the United Kingdom recall will only affect customers who had pre-ordered and whose devices were in transit. Soon Samsung will replace its Note 7 in other countries as well.

The recall, which painfully for Samsung falls around the launch of the iPhone 7 by its fiercest rival, comes after the firm admitted that a small number of Galaxy Note 7 batteries had exploded while on charge.

Samsung said it's sold almost 2.5 million Note 7 devices in all. In the meantime, new shipments of the Galaxy Note 7 will be delayed and given additional quality testing. The supersized smartphone received great reviews in the first few days but things haven't gone well for the company.

"(It) charred the hotel room bed sheet and the carpet when I whacked it down to the floor, burnt one of my fingers while doing that too".

Dornacher said in a Facebook post that his Note 7 was charging in the auto at the time of the explosion.

Samsung has initiated a a Galaxy Note7 product exchange programme for customers in the United Kingdom and Ireland.

The scary incident happened after the recall and the man said he knew about it but kept using the phone.

Samsung Galaxy Note7 smartphones are exploding worldwide.

In a statement, FAA spokesperson said that if a device is being recalled voluntarily by the phonemaker, the passengers will not be able to carry the recalled batteries or electronics in the aircraft's cabin or baggage.

Battery problems can occur on any device, not just Galaxy Note 7.

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