Samsung expands recall of Galaxy Note7 phones

Recalled Samsung Galaxy Note7 phone (Consumer Product Safety Commission)

WASHINGTON (WHTM) – Samsung has expanded a recall of Galaxy Note7 smartphones to include phones the company offered as replacements when fire-prone Note7s were recalled last month.

The Consumer Product Safety Commission said the expanded recall is for any Galaxy Note7 with a green battery icon, regardless of the date purchased.

The agency said consumers should immediately stop using and power down all Galaxy Note7 devices, including Note7 devices received as replacements in the previous recall.

Samsung has received 96 reports of batteries in Note7 phones overheating in the U.S., including 23 new reports since the Sept. 15 recall. Samsung has received 13 reports of burns and 47 reports of property damage associated with Note7 phones.

The expanded recall includes about 1.9 million phones in the U.S., including the 1 million Note7s recalled on Sept. 15.

Consumers can get a refund or free exchange for a new replacement plus incentives if they contact the store where they purchased their phone or contact Samsung directly.

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