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Samsung announces total halt in production of Galaxy Note 7


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Samsung announces total halt in production of Galaxy Note 7

Samsung has announced production of its trouble-plagued Galaxy Note 7 will cease definitively.

Fresh reports of the smartphones catching fire prompted the company to halt global sales of the device and urge users to turn them off while the claims are investigated.

Complaints of exploding batteries sparked the recall of 2.5 million devices last month.

The South Korean tech giant later assured customers that all replaced handsets were safe.

But reports have emerged from the US of two instances when new and reconditioned Galaxy Note 7s started emitting smoke.

The decision to recall the device for a second time in a matter of weeks sent Samsung’s share prices tumbling.

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