Samsung announces global Galaxy Note7 recall due to faulty battery

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Samsung is officially initiated a worldwide recall of all shipped units of the Galaxy Note7. The recall follows reports of some units of the Galaxy Note7 exploding while it was been charged.

According to a press release by Samsung, the decision was reached after an investigation into 35 reported incidents. The investigations showed that some defects in the battery cell and as a precaution Samsung would be halting the sales of further units of the Galaxy Note7. Users who have already purchased the Galaxy Note7 can turn in their devices for a replacement.

The timing of this issue couldn't be any worse for Samsung with the new Apple iPhone set to launch in a days time.