ex. Game, Music, Video, Photography

Samsung to disable Note 7 phones in recall effort

Around 2.5 million Notes 7s have been recalled.

Ngày đăng: 13 tháng 9, 2021
Cập nhật: 22 tháng 1, 2023
Lượt xem: 308796567
Nguồn: vnexpress

Samsung announced Friday it would disable its Galaxy Note 7 smartphones in the U.S. market to force remaining owners to stop using the devices, which were recalled for safety reasons.

The South Korean electronics giant, the world's biggest smartphone vendor, said 93 percent of Note 7 phones in the United States had been returned to the company after its recall earlier this year, which came amid reports of devices exploding or catching fire.

But to get any remaining devices off the market, Samsung said it would deliver an over-the-air update that prevents the phones from charging.

"To further increase participation (in the recall), a software update will be released starting on December 19 that will prevent U.S. Galaxy Note 7 devices from charging and will eliminate their ability to work as mobile devices," Samsung said in a statement.

The company recalled some 2.5 million Note 7s in 10 markets following complaints that its lithium-ion battery exploded while charging, and then had to expand that as reports emerged of replacement phones also catching fire.

As many as 1.9 million of the phones were sold in the United States, where authorities banned the device from use in airplanes and even from being placed in checked luggage.

Samsung said the latest move is "in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and in partnership with carriers and retailers."

"Since the affected devices can overheat and pose a safety risk, we are asking consumers with a Galaxy Note 7 to power it down and contact the carrier or retail outlet where they purchased their device," the statement said.

Consumers are able to exchange their phone for another Samsung smartphone, or receive a refund.

U.S. carrier Verizon said, however, that it would not participate in the update to disable the phones "because of the added risk this could pose to Galaxy Note 7 users that do not have another device to switch to."

"We do not want to make it impossible to contact family, first responders or medical professionals in an emergency situation," Verizon said in a statement.

Related news:

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 owners in Vietnam told to give up their phones

Vietnam Airlines bans Samsung Galaxy Note 7 on all flights

Samsung Vietnam says no cuts in jobs this year despite Note 7 woes


Từ vựng liên quan

Tin tức liên quan

Vietnam growth among Asia’s highest despite Covid-19 slump: ADB
business 21/09/2021

Vietnam growth among Asia’s highest despite Covid-19 slump: ADB

data-speaks | 330686571

The Covid-19 pandemic could see Vietnam’s growth slow down to 4.8 percent this year, but it will remain among Asia’s fastest growing economies.

Filmmaking workshop for Quest On-Site Film Challenge
travel-life 20/09/2021

Filmmaking workshop for Quest On-Site Film Challenge

what-s-on | 328506586

Explore your inner film maker, win a prize with your on-site smartphone videos.

 Northern Vietnam valley unrolls its golden carpet
travel 22/03/2021

Northern Vietnam valley unrolls its golden carpet

places | 67156623

Rice fields in Bac Son Valley of Lang Son Province, 160 km north of Hanoi, have donned their yellow-gold harvest cloak.

Banks eye profit growth despite pandemic
business 19/09/2021

Banks eye profit growth despite pandemic

data-speaks | 326556585

The banking industry expects pre-tax profit to rise 4.9 percent this year despite the impacts of coronavirus on lending.

 Experts fret over appointment of North-South Expressway contractors
business 21/03/2021

Experts fret over appointment of North-South Expressway contractors

economy | 22636626

A government proposal for the state to fully fund and appoint contractors for building eight North-South Expressway sections is worrisome, experts say.

 When does an athlete get too sexy? Or immoral?
life 21/03/2021

When does an athlete get too sexy? Or immoral?

trend | 18776640

Vietnam’s culture ministry has evoked confusion and approbation with new ban on ‘erotic’ sports attire and behavior.

Quang Ninh streamlines steps to welcome cruise ships amidst coronavirus fears
travel 15/09/2021

Quang Ninh streamlines steps to welcome cruise ships amidst coronavirus fears

places | 314246568

Quang Ninh authorities say they are preparing detailed procedures to receive cruise passengers from areas free of the novel coronavirus.

2,600 containers with perishable products pile up at China border
business 18/09/2021

2,600 containers with perishable products pile up at China border

economy | 323946584

2,600 containers are stuck in Lang Son Province with China tightening border trade activities as a Covid-19 preventive measure.

Chủ đề liên quan

Link Tài Trợ - Sponsored Links

Công Thức Vật Lý
Loading…