Update, Oct. 10, 4 p.m. PT: Samsung has issued a safety recall for the Galaxy Note 7, asking all carrier and retail partners to stop sales and exchanges of the device. The company advises consumers “with an original Galaxy Note 7 or a replacement Galaxy Note 7 to power it down.”
The decision to suspend sales and exchanges of the Note 7 follows a week of three separate incidents involving customers who dealt with malfunctioning replacement devices. One person even went to the hospital and was diagnosed with acute bronchitis.
Last week, all U.S. carriers said they’d allow customers to exchange their replacement Note 7 devices.
Meanwhile, The Wall Street Journal reported late Sunday that Samsung has temporarily halted production of the Note 7.