Samsung has formally recalled the million Galaxy Note 7 phones sold in the U.S.


There have been 92 incidents of overheating in the U.S., including 26 people reporting burns.

Samsung, along with federal regulators, on Thursday formally recalled the company’s Galaxy Note 7, whose batteries have been linked to fires and explosions.

According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission there have been 92 incidents of the phones overheating in the U.S. among the million devices that have been sold here.

“Samsung has received 92 reports of the batteries overheating in the U.S., including 26 reports of burns and 55 reports of property damage, including fires in cars and a garage,” the CPSC said in a statement.

Consumers have the option of a refund or a replacement device with a new battery, the agency said.

Federal officials criticized Samsung for initially sidestepping a formal recall with the CPSC, but the Korean phone maker later said it would work with the agency.

Samsung had already been promising to replace all Galaxy Note 7 devices sold globally, but the formal recall is important since many Galaxy Note 7 owners have continued to use their devices despite warnings from Samsung and government agencies.

According to Aptentive, usage of the Note 7 held steady

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