Samsung halts production of its Galaxy Note 7 amid safety concerns

The Galaxy Note 7 has been a major safety concern for its users, and Samsung is stepping in to finally put a halt to its production.


Samsung will be ending the production of its Galaxy Note 7 worldwide after the device has had ongoing issues with its battery several months after its release.

“Taking our customer’s safety as our highest priority, we have decided to halt sales and production of the Galaxy Note 7,” Samsung said in a statement submitted to Shacknews.

The move comes just hours after the company issued another statement recommending all Galaxy Note 7 users to power down their devices while it investigates new reports of it catching fire. “Because consumers' safety remains our top priority, Samsung will ask all carrier and retail partners globally to stop sales and exchanges of the Galaxy Note 7 while the investigation is taking place," the earlier statement reads. "Consumers with either an original Galaxy Note 7 or replacement Galaxy Note 7 device should power down and stop using the device and take advantage of the remedies available.”

The Samsung Galaxy Note 7 has had quite the rough run since its release as there have been countless reports of the device suddenly catching fire. One instance found the device to be the culprit behind a vehicle bursting into flames, while replacement units were also found to be combustible.

Today’s news.marks the first time a major phone manufacturer has been forced to not only conduct a mass recall of one of its most popular brands, but also stop production so early into its life cycle. According to South Korean media, it’s likely Samsung will stop selling the Galaxy Note 7 permanently, which is unfortunate considering how effective the device was as a makeshift bomb.

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