A woman walks past a Samsung store with an Note 7 display in Nanjing, Jiangsu province, China, October 10, 2016. Picture: China Daily via Reuters
A woman walks past a Samsung store with an Note 7 display in Nanjing, Jiangsu province, China, October 10, 2016. Picture: China Daily via Reuters

Samsung recalls Note 7 smartphones in China

South Korean electronics giant is recalling 190,000 Note 7 smartphones sold in mainland China

October 11, 2016 3:20 PM (UTC+8)

Samsung Electronics Co. is recalling 190,984 Galaxy Note 7 smartphones sold in mainland China, starting from today.

The South Korean company is launching the recall after talks with China’s quality supervision authority. This followed the tech giant’s call for a global halt in sales distribution of the Note 7 earlier the same day.

“The product being recalled has problems with abnormal heating and burning, which can cause serious consequences including fire hazard,” according to a statement the authority posted online.

Samsung earlier launched a global recall of 2.5 million Note 7 smartphones, but not in China, claiming the batteries of those sold in the largest smartphone market were from a different supplier, according to Reuters.

Customers can get a full refund or exchange for a new model, including compensation if they choose a cheaper model, as well as additional compensation of 300 RMB in shopping vouchers.

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