WASHINGTON (WUSA9) - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission recalled nearly one million Samsung Galaxy Note7 smartphones due to “serious fire and burn hazards.”
Samsung has received nearly 100 reports of the batteries overheating, almost 30 reports of burns and 55 reports of property damage, including fires in cars and a garage.
Consumers were advised to stop using the devices and power down the device. They should contact the wireless carrier, retail outlet or Samsung.com where the device was purchased to receive a new Galaxy Note7 with a different battery.
The devices have a 5.7-inch screen and were sold in black onyx, blue coral, gold platinum, and silver titanium.
The recall includes all phones sold before Sept. 15, 2016.