Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 10th Oct 2016 05:05 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless

Samsung Electronics Co. has temporarily suspended production of the Galaxy Note 7 smartphone, an official at a supplier for Samsung said Monday, amid a series of media reports that some Note 7 replacements have caught fire.

The halt is in cooperation with consumer safety regulators from South Korea, the United States and China, the official said on the condition of anonymity.

It's high time regulators around the world initiate a deep investigation into this whole debacle. Samsung's behaviour has been inexcusable, and borders on gross negligence.

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Manufacturing defect
by emphyrio on Mon 10th Oct 2016 11:19 UTC
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Samsung's inept handling of the issue shouldn't really surprise anyone. Just look how they handled the ssd slow-reading-of-old-files bug in the 840 series. Still meeting people who think its windows' fault that their system boot got so slow, when the cause is the faulty ssd. Only difference here is that now people could get killed because of the defect.

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