CPSC warns consumers to stop using Galaxy Note 7 after fire concerns

WASHINGTON (WUSA9) - The Consumer Product Safety Commission urged customers who own a Samsung Galaxy Note 7 to power them down and stop charging and using the device.

Lithium-ion batteries in the device could overheat and explode, the CPSC said.

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The warning comes after recent reports involving lithium-ion batteries in certain Note 7 devices that resulted in fires. The fires occurred while charging as well as during normal use.

Samsung is working with the CPSC to officially recall the devices as soon as possible.

The CPSC is asking consumers to report product safety incidents involving lithium-ion batteries in smartphones here.


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