Samsung starts ‘fire-phone’ recall in China
China's quality watchdog said on Tuesday Samsung Electronics Co Ltd's local unit will recall all 190,984 Galaxy Note 7 phones that it has sold on the Chinese mainland.
Samsung earlier in the day halted sales of its Galaxy Note 7 smartphones and told owners to stop using them while it investigates reports of fires. The move has raised expectations the tech giant will scrap the flagship device.
The latest recall in China includes the 1,858 Galaxy Note 7 smartphones released early that the watchdog ordered to recall on Sept 14.
Samsung shares plunged over 7 percent after the company announced Note 7's global sales halt and exchange.The smartphone conglomerate's shares fell 7.02 percent as of 1:50 pm,the largest intraday drop in a month.
The company said on its website that the decision was made after consulting with relevant authorities.