Samsung haltsNote 7 production
Samsung Electronics Co Ltd has suspended production of its Galaxy Note 7 smartphones following reports of fires in replacement devices, a further setback for the tech giant in the midst of its worst ever phone recall crisis.
Samsung’s decision to temporarily halt Note 7 production was made in cooperation with authorities in China and the United States, as two US carriers have stopped exchanging or selling new Note 7 phones, Yonhap News Agency cited an unnamed source at a Samsung partner firm as saying onMonday.
In a statement and in a regulatory filing, Samsung said it is “temporarily’’ adjusting the GalaxyNote 7 production schedule and production volume to “ensure quality and safety matters’’.
But Samsung fell short of confirming or denying earlier media reports that it had halted production.
Problems with replacements for the Note 7 model would create a new and potentially costly chapter to a global scandal which has hurt the reputation of the world's biggest smartphone maker.
It also could add new dangers for consumers.