Samsung and the U.S. safety regulators have announced the official recall of 1 million Samsung Galaxy Note 7 devices in the USA yesterday. Of the 2.5 million devices that are affected by the battery flaw, 1 million of them are in the U.S. and the recall up to this point had been voluntary by Samsung but is now official. If you own one of these devices you probably want to get it sent back ASAP as the stories continue to roll in of them catching fire. The AP has the full story on the recall.
U.S. safety regulators announced a formal recall of Samsung's Galaxy Note 7 smartphone Thursday after a spate of fires led to injuries and property damage — along with a global marketing headache for the South Korean tech giant.
"Because this product presents such a serious fire hazard, I am urging all consumers ... to take advantage of this recall right away," said Elliot Kaye, chairman of the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.