Updated at 4:38 p.m. ET on September 9
Samsung’s troubles just got bigger. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission told all owners of the Galaxy Note 7 to stop using the device.
“CPSC and Samsung are working cooperatively to formally announce an official recall of the devices, as soon as possible,” the CPSC statement said. “CPSC is working quickly to determine whether a replacement Galaxy Note7 is an acceptable remedy for Samsung or their phone carriers to provide to consumers.”
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NEWS BRIEF The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) took a rare step Thursday and asked passengers who owned a new model of Samsung cellphone to switch it off while they flew because it can catch fire.
It’s unusual for the FAA to make such a specific request about a product. Already a few Australian airlines have banned passengers with Samsung Galaxy Note 7 phones from using or charging the devices while flying. The news comes a week after Samsung ordered a recall of about 2.5 million phones after the company’s own investigation found credible reports the lithium batteries could overheat and catch fire.