The Samsung Galaxy Note 7 story is a short and painful one as the device is likely to enter the history books as one of the company's biggest flops. The Galaxy Note 7 was shaping up to be one of the most exciting smartphones of the year and the best handset in the series so far, but due to manufacturing defects leading to battery fires and explosions, the smartphone went through a rough couple of months prior to being canceled for good earlier this week. Now, two days after Samsung canceled the device, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has officially issued a second recall of the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 as well.
After the first battery fire reports have emerged in regards to the Samsung Galaxy Note 7, both Samsung and the CPSC have issued a recall of the device, advising customers to ask for a replacement unit which should have been safe. Unfortunately, whatever issues have caused the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 to catch on fire didn’t seem to have been resolved after the initial recall, and a new wave of consumer reports reached the headlines in regards to replacement units being faulty still. After several incidents that led to a PR nightmare for Samsung, the South Korean tech giant has decided to pull the plug on the Galaxy Note 7 for good, and earlier this week the company announced that the handset in question has been canceled only two months after its debut. Following these events, the smartphone’s demise has become more official than ever, as the U.S Consumer Product Safety Commission has now issued a second recall of the device. In addition, the CPSC has revealed the number of overheating reports in the U.S., stating that “Samsung has received 96 reports of batteries in Note 7 phones overheating in the U.S., including 23 new reports since the September 15 recall announcement. Samsung received 13 reports of burns and 47 reports of property damage associated with Note 7 phones.”
The CPSC advises Samsung Galaxy Note 7 owners to immediately power off their devices and return them for a different type of Samsung smartphone or a full refund. The second official recall issued by the CPSC makes the handset’s demise officially and legally acknowledged, meaning that it’s now effectively illegal to sell the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 State-side, as is the case with any other recalled products. In addition, Samsung Galaxy Note 7 owners will not be able to take their handsets aboard airplanes in the United States, making it a pariah in the world of smartphones.