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Samsung: turn off your phone while charging says CPSC

United States, Consumer Product Safety Commission has urged the owners of the Samsung galaxy note 7 mobile phone users to shut down and stop charging the phone immediately. This has been done following reports of the device’s lithium-ion batteries are prone to catching fire.

The CPSC , is a independent regulatory agency put out a release note earliar that said it’s working with Samsung on announcing an official recall of the phone. Samsung confirmed it was collaborating with the agency on an official recall in the U.S.

Tim Baxter, the Samsung president said: “Samsung continues to ensure that consumer safety remains our top priority. We are asking users to power down their Galaxy Note7s and exchange them now. New Note7 replacement devices will be issued to exchange program participants upon completion of the CPSC process. In the interim, consumers can return their Note7 for another device.”

Before this some countries banned usage of Samsung phones while traveling, like India and Australia. On Thursday, last week the Federal Aviation Administration warned air travelers to avoid using Note 7 phones on planes. “In light of recent incidents and concerns raised by Samsung about its Galaxy Note 7 devices, the Federal Aviation Administration strongly advises passengers not to turn on or charge these devices on board aircraft and not to stow them in any checked baggage,”

Samsung recently enjoyed its most profitable quarter in two years after the release of Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge. The Note 7 also, Like the other releases looked like it was going to be a hit, however after this awful event it is surely going to badly impact the sales of NOTE 7 device. In a review published last month, the Verge gushed that “The Note 7 is Samsung’s best device ever, and arguably the best big phone ever made.” Reviewers praised its sleek design with metal and glass materials as well as an improved stylus, called the S Pen, for taking notes and drawing pictures.