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Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Recall: Company Urges Consumers to Stop Using Smartphone

An employee poses for photographs with Samsung Electronics' Galaxy Note 7 new smartphone at its store in Seoul

Samsung Electronics is urging consumers worldwide to stop using Galaxy Note 7 smartphones immediately and exchange them as soon as possible, as more reports of the phones catching fire emerged even after thecompany’s global recall.

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The call from the South Korean company, the world’s largest smartphone maker, comes after US authorities urged users to switch the Galaxy Note 7 off and not to use or charge it during a flight. Several airlines around the world asked travelers not switch on the jumbo smartphone or put it in checked baggage, with some carriers banning the phone on flights.

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