Samsung recalls 1M Note 7 phones

SAN FRANCISCO — Samsung has officially recalled 1 million of its Galaxy Note 7 phones sold before Sept. 15 because of "serious fire and burn hazards."

The electronics giant made the announcement during a conference call with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission late Thursday.

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Samsung says it received 92 reports of batteries in the popular smartphone overheating in the U.S., resulting in 26 instances of burns and 55 of property damage, including fires in cars and a garage, according to the U.S. agency.


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