Received a second official statement urging Samsung Galaxy Note7 users to “immediately participate in the replacement program“. This is less than a week after their first announcement. Reading through the statement, you cannot help but noticed that they have included the sentence “..We are asking users to power down their Galaxy Note7s and exchange them as soon as possible..”.
So, if you are an user of Note7, please power down your device and proceed immediately with the exchange program. If you do not have a spare phone, please seek help from Samsung to provide a temporary unit for the time being. It is better to be safe than sorry (after reading so much on the incidents around Note7).
Samsung urges Galaxy Note7 users to immediately participate in the replacement program
Seoul, Korea – September 10, 2016 – Just over a week ago, Samsung Electronics announced a global replacement program for the Galaxy Note7 as a precautionary measure due to a battery cell issue. Since then, we have been working hard to expedite product shipments in order to fulfill that exchange program and reduce any inconvenience for our customers. During the past week, we understand that there are concerns from our customers and we wish to emphasize the importance of exchanging the product.
“Our number one priority is the safety of our customers. We are asking users to power down their Galaxy Note7s and exchange them as soon as possible,” says DJ Koh, President of Mobile Communications Business, Samsung Electronics “We are expediting replacement devices so that they can be provided through the exchange program as conveniently as possible and in compliance with related regulations. We sincerely thank our customers for their understanding and patience.”
Although there have been only a small number of reported incidents, Samsung is taking great care to provide customers with necessary support. Samsung has identified the affected inventory and stopped sales and shipments of those devices. We are also collaborating with national regulatory bodies.
Customers who have Galaxy Note7 devices can replace their current device with a new device based on local availability We encourage Galaxy Note7 customers to contact their place of purchase or call the designated call center locally as soon as possible.
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