Thursday, September 15, 2016

Samsung announces Galaxy Note 7 replacement no later than Sept 21st.


Samsung has announced today its battery safety Recall and Exchange program and you can Exchange your current Galaxy Note7 device with a new Galaxy Note7 as approved by the CPSC available no later than September 21, 2016.


Galaxy Note7 Safety Recall
Updated – Sept. 15 2016
Samsung Galaxy Note7 Battery Safety Recall and Exchange Program:
Samsung has announced a voluntary recall and exchange program on certain Galaxy Note7 devices in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). The affected devices were sold in the U.S. before September 15, 2016. Since the affected devices can overheat and pose a safety risk, if you own a Galaxy Note7, it is extremely important to stop using your device, power it down and immediately exchange it using our U.S. Note7 Exchange Program. 

Through the U.S. Note7 Exchange Program, you can:

1.    Exchange your current Galaxy Note7 device with a new Galaxy Note7 as approved by the CPSC available no later than September 21, 2016; or

2.    Exchange your current Galaxy Note7 for a Galaxy S7 or Galaxy S7 edge and replacement of any Note7 specific accessories with a refund of the price difference between devices; or
3.    Contact your point of purchase to obtain a refund.

Customers who exchange a Note7 device will also receive a $25 gift card, in-store credit, in-store accessory credit or bill credit from select carrier retail outlets.
Note: The battery cell issue applies only to the Galaxy Note7 sold in the U.S. before September 15, 2016.
 Eligibility, Exchange and FAQ information on Samsung

Samsung America President Tim Baxter has said in a statement:
Consumer safety is always our highest priority. Our collaboration with the CPSC to fast-track a voluntary recall in the U.S. addresses safety concerns by ensuring we reach Note 7 owners quickly to exchange their devices. We are asking owners to act now by powering down their Note7 devices and receive a replacement devices or a refund through our exchange program.

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