Samsung Galaxy Note7 Recalled Globally After Battery Explosions

The world’s largest supplier of smartphones is taking a massive hit this week, as Samsung announced it will be recalling all of its Galaxy Note7 devices due to faulty battery cells.

The South Korean-based tech giant announced in a press release Friday that “In response to recently reported cases of the new Galaxy Note7, we conducted a thorough investigation and found a battery cell issue.”

Samsung said as of Sept. 1, there had been 35 cases reported globally of faulty batteries, with a handful leading to the phones catching fire while charging, CNN Money reported.  Samsung stated, “because our customers’ safety is an absolute priority at Samsung, we have stopped sales of the Galaxy Note7.”

Owners of the device will receive free replacements in the coming weeks, the company said. According to CNN Money, some 2.5 million devices have already been sold in just two weeks.

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