Samsung has announced its tactical strategy to Completely Takeout Unreturned Galaxy Note7 Devices
This new strategy will render any of this phones still in circulation and being used by its owner useless. Samsung states that this is to ensure safety among its customers who still insist to own and keep the malfunctioning smartphone.
Even though “more than 93 percent of all recalled Galaxy Note7 devices” have been returned, Samsung’s December 19 update will ensure no more danger befalls one of its customers. The update will prevent the ability to charge the smartphone — which led to fires this fall — and in total “eliminate their ability to work as mobile devices.”
Consumer safety remains our highest priority and we’ve had overwhelming participation in the U.S. Note7 Refund and Exchange Program so far, with more than 93 percent of all recalled Galaxy Note7 devices returned. To further increase participation, a software update will be released starting on December 19th that will prevent U.S. Galaxy Note7 devices from charging and will eliminate their ability to work as mobile devices.
In a recent press release the Korean company also announced that it has expanded the recall of Galaxy Note 7 smartphones, both original and troublesome replacement devices, thanks to cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, and carriers and retailers across the country. Consumers can still either replace their Note7 with another Samsung phone, or receive a refund.
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Samsung officially recalled the new Galaxy Note 7 devices in early September after multiple accounts of users experiencing exploding batteries and fires originating from the smartphone. A month later it halted sales of the device worldwide, a move that was reported in October to cost the company around $2.3 billion.