Samsung Confirms Engagement with Consumer Product Safety Commission in Response to Note7 Battery Issue

Company urges Note7 users to power down their devices and immediately
participate in exchange program

RIDGEFIELD PARK, N.J.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–” rel=”nofollow”>Samsung
Electronics America, Inc.
 today confirmed it has been
collaborating with the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission
(CPSC) following its announcement
of battery cell issues related to the Galaxy Note7. The ongoing
engagement includes working with the CPSC on a voluntary corrective
action plan to expedite a US recall of the product.

“Samsung continues to ensure that consumer safety remains our top
priority. We are asking users to power down their Galaxy Note7s and
exchange them now,” says Tim Baxter, president of Samsung Electronics
. “New Note7 replacement devices will be issued to exchange
program participants upon completion of the CPSC process. In the
interim, consumers can return their Note7 for another device.”

Although there have been only a small number of reported incidents,
Samsung is taking great care to provide customers with the support they
need. Samsung has identified the affected inventory and stopped sales
and shipments of those devices. Customers who have Galaxy Note7 devices
can replace their current device with a new device under the terms of
the US
Note7 Exchange Program
, which was announced last Friday.

The US
Note7 Exchange Program
offers consumers the following choices:

1. Exchange current Galaxy Note7 device with a new Galaxy Note7 (pending
CPSC approval).

2. Exchange current Galaxy Note7 for a Galaxy S7 or Galaxy S7 edge and
replacement of any Note7 specific accessories with a refund of the price
difference between devices.

Select carrier and retail outlets will also provide customers, who
prefer a replacement Note7, with a Samsung loaner phone to use until new
Note7s are available.

Additionally, participants in the US exchange program will receive a $25
gift card or bill credit from select carrier or retail outlets.

“Our collaboration with the CPSC, carrier partners, and via our own
communication channels is aimed at ensuring all Note7 users are aware of
the issue and understand their options,” adds Baxter.

The terms of the CPSC approved recall will be announced as they are

Galaxy Note7 owners can contact or visit the retail outlet where they
purchased their device or call 1-800-SAMSUNG to initiate a product
exchange and to resolve any other questions or concerns.

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Andrew Bowins
Vice President,
Corporate Reputation