Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Replacement Phones Are Exploding

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Samsung recently recalled Galaxy Note 7 devices worldwide after dozens of the phones burst into flames because of a battery flaw.

According to reports now, even replacement phones are also exploding or catching fire.

AT&T announced on Sunday that the company has suspended exchanges of Samsung’s Galaxy Note 7 amid these reports. The company said it will continue to accept customers’ Galaxy Note 7s, but it will not offer the newer version of the phone in exchange. AT&T customers are encouraged to choose another Samsung phone or a phone from a different manufacturer.

Fletcher Cook, vice president for global media relations, said in a statement. “Based on recent reports, we’re no longer exchanging new Note 7s at this time, pending further investigation of these reported incidents. We still encourage customers with a recalled Note 7 to visit an AT&T location to exchange that device for another Samsung smartphone or other smartphone of their choice.”

Samsung said that it respects AT&T’s decision and is also conducting its own investigation of the reports.

“We recognize that a carrier partner has stopped sales and exchanges of the Galaxy Note 7 in response to reports of heat damage issues, and we respect its decision,” Samsung said in a statement.

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