Samsung Stops Galaxy Note 7 Production worldwide due to serious safety issues.
Phone maker Samsung has put a hold on the production of its troubled Galaxy Note 7 smartphone.
This is as rising concerns over even replacement versions of the phone exploding keep coming through.
A spokesperson for Samsung speaking on the development said:
“We are temporarily adjusting the Galaxy Note7 production schedule in order to take further steps to ensure quality and safety matters.”
According to a source, Samsung has temporarily suspended manufacturing of the Note 7.
This is the coming on the heels of reports that telecos in the United States and Australia have stopped selling replacement Note 7s to customers.
Recent reports say that the new version of the Galaxy Note 7 is not safer from fire and exploding risk than the previous.
One report disclosed that a Note 7 that was “switched off” still overheated and blew up on a flight.
Not long after Samsung released the Galaxy Note 7 in August, some users reported their phones blowing up.
Samsung Stops Galaxy Note 7 Production Globally
Samsung then initiated a global recall of about 2.5 million of the devices in September.
The Korean tech firm blamed faulty batteries for overheating the phones and causing them to ignite.
The company offered to replace the defective devices with new ones for customers free of charge.
However, a number of customers have reported similar problems experienced with the previous version with the new version.
An American user of the Note 7 had reported last week his replacement phone catching fire, although it wasn’t plugged in.
On Wednesday, another user aboard a Southwest Airline Plane reported that his replacement Note 7 started emitting smoke while on the plane before departure.
This prompted the pilot and authorities to cancel the flight.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has disclosed that it is investigating the incident on the Southwest flight.
Reports say the production halt would cost Samsung billions of dollars in losses over the next six to nine months.
Analysts say it is best Samsung completely abandons the Galaxy Note 7 entirely.