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UPDATE: Samsung permanently halts production of Galaxy Note 7 and issues second mass recall

UPDATE: Samsung permanently halts production of Galaxy Note 7 and issues second mass recall

Update: Samsung has permanently ceased production of its Galaxy Note 7 devices following its second mass recall announcement.

The Wall Street Journal reports that in a filing with South Korean regulators, the company has said it will halt all production and sales of the devices.

Samsung's shares have also dropped by 8%, its biggest drop in one day for the last eight years.

Original Story: Samsung has issued a second recall for Galaxy Note 7 recall devices that includes its replacement phones.

The firm has has asked carriers and retailers to halt sales of the phone. It also recommends users exchange their phones for the older Galaxy S7 or Galaxy S7 Edge. Alternatively, users can receive a full refund for their phone.

Samsung hasn't directly addressed the full impact of its phone's defect, but a statement on its website said  "the affected devices can overheat and pose a safety risk".

Burning up

The expansion of its recall follows reports that Samsung has ceased production on the phones. This is due to five reports of replacement phones overheating and catching fire.

The first reported replacement phone to catch fire grounded a plane in the US on October 7th. Four more reports of exploding phones appeared across the days following.

"We are working diligently with authorities and third party experts and will share findings when we have completed the investigation," said Samsung after these reports came to light.


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