CPSC: Power down Galaxy Note7 and don't use it

CPSC: Power down Galaxy Note7 and don't use it

(WTOL) - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is urging all consumers who own a Samsung Galaxy Note7 to power them down and stop charging or using the device.

The consumer warning is based on recent reports that lithium-ion batteries in certain phones have caused fires. The incidents have happened while being charged and during normal use.

When these batteries overheat and burst, the results can be serious.

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CPSC and Samsung are working to formally announce an official recall of the devices. The CPSC is working to determine whether a replacement Galaxy Note7 is an acceptable remedy for Samsung or their phone carriers to provide to customers.

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