An official supplier at Samsung told Yonhap News the following:
“This measure includes a Samsung plant in Vietnam that is responsible for global shipments (of the Galaxy Note 7.”
Consumers safety regulators from the United States, South Korea, and China worked with Samsung to move on the decision.
Here’s a collection of stories published within the last few days:
- Replacement Samsung Galaxy Note 7 catches fire on an airplane – Talk Android (October 6, 2016)
- Nicholasville man injured by replacement Samsung phone – WKYT (October 8, 2016)
- Galaxy Note 7 Explosion in Daejon Hanhwa Life Eagles Park – Twosook/YouTube (October 8, 2016)
- Samsung Galaxy Note 7 explosion in South Korea Burger King – jinhee Kim/YouTube(October 8, 2016)
- Replaced Galaxy Note 7 explodes in Taiwan – Focus Taiwan (October 8, 2016)
- Farmington Teenager: Replacement for Recalled Samsung Phone Melted in Hand –KSTP (October 9, 2016)
- A fourth replacement Galaxy Note 7 caught fire in Virginia this morning – The Verge (October 9, 2016)
These are all awful occurrences, and Samsung is incredibly fortunate that none of its customers and the people around them were seriously harmed. Most of these explosions, which involved replacement devices, went without public acknowledgment by Samsung. Only AT&T was quick to move to consider dropping the phone from its lineup.
Although handled with little immediate transparency, Samsung finally decided to halt production of the Galaxy Note 7.
If you have a Galaxy Note 7 in your possession, we urge you to return the device to the carrier or retailer you purchased it from. All carriers and retailers that sold the Galaxy Note 7 will be in communication with Samsung on proper steps. Either you’ll be exchanging your Galaxy Note 7 for another device or receive a full refund.
The announcement was made on Sunday night during the second 2016 U.S. presidential debate; therefore, it’s possible Samsung tried sneaking the shock behind a major television event.