In the least-shocking news of the day, just hours after pleading with Galaxy Note7 customers to shut off their devices, Samsung has expanded its original recall of the phone to include the replacement devices that went out earlier this month. The recall means that Samsung has officially stopped producing, selling, and exchanging the product less than two months after its initial launch.
In a statement, Samsung explained that owners of the Note7 can exchange their phone for another Samsung smartphone, or they can receive a refund as explained under the terms of the expanded Note7 recall program, as approved by the Consumer Product Safety Commission.
“We appreciate the patience of our consumers, carrier and retail partners for carrying the burden during these challenging times,” Tim Baxter, president and chief operating officer of Samsung Electronics America. “We are committed to doing everything we can to make this right.”