Samsung temporarily halts Galaxy Note 7 production


SEOUL, South Korea (AP) – South Korea’s Yonhap news agency says that Samsung Electronics has temporarily halted production of Galaxy Note 7 smartphones.

Citing an unnamed official at a Samsung supplier on Monday, Yonhap reported that the tech giant took the unprecedented measure for consumer safety. The move comes after reports that Samsung’s replacement devices had caught fire.

The Note 7 recall and Samsung’s handling of incidents have left the company facing its biggest crisis in years.

Samsung seemed to have the trouble under control but consumers started to report that the new Note 7, which replaced the recalled hazardous Note 7, also began to catch fire. Last week, authorities had to evacuate a Southwest Airlines flight when a replacement phone began emitting smoke.

Samsung Electronics did not respond to a request seeking confirmation. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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