U.S. consumers are being urged to immediately stop using Samsung Galaxy Note 7 smartphones as reports of the phones’ batteries catching on fire continue to surface. Several airlines have banned inflight use of the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 on planes, and the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is advising people to not stow the phones in checked baggage or use or charge the phones on planes. Samsung Electronics Co Ltd is working with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) on an official recall of the defective devices. According to Samsung, replacement shipments are being expedited to the U.S., and users should turn off the phones in the meantime. Having sold 2.5 million Galaxy Note 7 phones, Samsung could lose an estimated $5 billion in revenue after all costs of the recall are factored in.
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