SEOUL – Samsung Electronics Co said it suspended the global sales of its Galaxy Note 7 phablet Tuesday, weeks after it resumed the sales following an unprecedented replacement programme, South Korea’s Yonhap news agency reported.
Samsung said in a statement posted on its website that it has decided to stop global sales and replacements of its Galaxy Note 7 after consulting with the state-run Korean Agency for Technology and Standards and related authorities.
Earlier this week, Samsung suspended production of the Galaxy Note 7 amid a series of media reports that some of its replacements have caught fire.
The South Korean tech giant announced the global recall of the controversial handset in early September due to reports of some handsets catching fire while charging.
The device first went on sale on Aug 19. – BERNAMA