Samsung Galaxy Note7 recall

In this July 28, 2016, photo, a screen magnification feature of the Galaxy Note 7 is demonstrated, in New York.(AP Photo/Richard Drew)
In this July 28, 2016, photo, a screen magnification feature of the Galaxy Note 7 is demonstrated, in New York.(AP Photo/Richard Drew)

- RECALL ALERT: Samsung is recalling about 1 million Galaxy Note7 smartphones sold prior to September 15, 2016, because of a serious risk of overheating and fire, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. The lithium-ion battery in some phones has exploded and caused serious fires.

Samsung received 92 reports of batteries overheating, including 26 reports of burns and 55 reports of property damage, including fires in cars and a garage.

If you have this phone, you should stop using it immediately, power down, and return it to the retailer. You can get a new Galaxy Note7 with a replacement battery, a refund, or different phone altogether.

Contact your wireless carrier or place of purchase, call Samsung toll-free at 844-365-6197 anytime, or go online at www.samsung.com.

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