Samsung is having really bad days as the Refurbished Galaxy Note 4 Batteries Recalled Over Fire Risks. We assumed that battery explosion was over with the Galaxy Note 7 recall.
This battery breakdown does not involve S8, S8+ and Note 8. Out of utter surprise it involve a phone that was sold three years back. Yes it non other than Galaxy Note 4.
Refurbished Galaxy Note 4 Batteries Recalled Over Fire Risks
US Consumer Product Safety Commission revealed that over 10,200 Samsung Note 4 batteries are recalled over fire risk.
According to warning:
The cellphone battery can overheat, posing fire and burn hazards.Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled battery and power down their smartphone
This recall will definitely dent the Samsung’s reputation in market. It will specially affect the Samsung Galaxy S8 recently launched.
The alert states that:
This recall involves batteries placed into refurbished AT&T Samsung Galaxy Note 4 cell phones by FedEx Supply Chain and distributed as replacement phones through AT&T’s Insurance program only
FedEx Supply Chain is contacting affected customers directly. The company will send a free replacement battery by mail accompanied by postage paid box to return the faulty one. A green dot has been placed on replacement batteries.
The report also revealed that:
“FedEx and Samsung have determined that some of the recalled batteries are counterfeit and show anomalies that can lead the batteries to overheat. The batteries are non-OEM, which means they were not supplied as original equipment by the phone’s manufacturer, Samsung
Lets’ hope that this problem will not affect people using new galaxy devices.