Samsung Halts Production of Galaxy Note 7 After Replacement Phones Catch Fire

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Last night, while most of America was busy watching a raging dumpster fire in St. Louis, news broke that Samsung would be suspending production of the Galaxy Note 7.

This news comes after at least five Note 7s caught fire, despite being supposedly safe replacements for the original line of Note 7s, which was recalled after the phones were found to be at risk of catching fire.

A company spokesperson said, “We are temporarily adjusting the Galaxy Note 7 production schedule in order to take further steps to ensure quality and safety matters.”

This decision comes after major phone carriers, including Verizon, AT&T and T-Mobile, have stopped selling the replacement phones to consumers.

The initial wave of exploding Note 7s was going to cost Samsung a lot of money, both because of the recalls and stock hit, but now with the replacement models also being unsafe and production on the phone being fully halted, things are only getting worse for Samsung.

It’s a shame the Note 7 is going out like this—Paste’s own Eric Walters deemed it “undoubtedly one of the best phones of the year, and one of the best of all-time” in his review, which you can watch here.

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