MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Samsung, the world’s largest manufacturer of smartphones, is sending fire kits to its customers due to the risk their recalled Note 7 phones will catch fire.
Customers will receive a series of boxes and protective bags, including one with a special fire resistant coating.
Samsung stopped sales after two recalls and several cases of phone fires including one that prompted a Southwest Airlines plane evacuation.
The South Korean company has widened its recall to 1.9 million Note 7 phones, which includes the 1 million Note 7s initially recalled on September 15.
Starting 3 p.m. Thursday, consumers who trade a Note 7 for another Samsung smartphone will get up to a $100 credit.
Customers trading a Note 7 for a refund or another smartphone made by another manufacturer will get a $25 credit.