Recall Issued For Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Smartphones

(CBS4) – A recall has been issued by the Consumer Product Safety Commission for 1 million Samsung Galaxy Note 7 devices due to fire risk.

U.S. regulators say the batteries can explode or catch fire.

Samsung Galaxy Note7 smartphones (credit: JUNG YEON-JE/AFP/Getty Images)

Samsung Galaxy Note7 smartphones (credit: JUNG YEON-JE/AFP/Getty Images)

Samsung disclosed the issue earlier this month. The company said 2.5 million of the phones have been sold and the problem has occurred a “few dozen” times, according to the Associated Press.

CBSSacramento.com reported that the Federal Aviation Administration also cautioned users not to use the device on airplanes.

Consumers with the smartphones are being told to call Samsung toll-free at 844-365-6197 or go to www.samsung.com.

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