Samsung Stops Sales Of Note 7 Over Exploding Batteries

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MIAMI (CBSMiami) – After receiving reports that batteries in their new Galaxy Note 7 exploded when the phone was being charged, Samsung is recalling the series.

“In response to recently reported cases of the new Galaxy Note 7, we conducted a thorough investigation and found a battery cell issue,” the company posted on their website.

The company confirmed 35 cases globally in which a battery caught fire or exploded during the charging process.

Samsung has sold more than one million of them since the launch two weeks ago.

People who bought the Note 7 can exchange for a new smartphone.

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