The recall doesn't have anything to do with Samsung, despite one of its popular phablets being the device with the batteries. The Consumer Product Safety Commission website issued a notice in which it explains the batteries installed on these refurbished phones are counterfeit and pose an overheating risk. Basically, it could be bad news.
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"This recall involves batteries placed into refurbished AT&T Samsung Galaxy Note 4 cellphones by FedEx Supply Chain and distributed as replacement phones through AT&T's Insurance program only".
We emphasize that only these units are in danger of overheating and are thus being recalled.
Just over 10,000 Galaxy Note 4 batteries are being recalled by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, which states that they are outfitted with counterfeit batteries. Samsung recalled more than two million Galaxy Note 7s a year ago.
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Faulty batteries in the Note 7 resulted in explosions and a big blow to Samsung's reputation.
By the time Samsung announces the Galaxy Note 8 next week, there will really be nothing left to be surprised about.
Our first question is how this could have happened just now, when the Galaxy Note 4 is a three-year-old phone?
If you do own one of these devices, then you should stop using the battery, power down the phone, and contact FedEx to receive a free replacement battery. When these affected units were delivered from December 2016 to April 2017, no problem or issue was reported even if the Galaxy Note 4 is already a 4-year old device. "The refurbishment programme was managed by FedEx Supply Chain and operated independently of Samsung".