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Samsung Battery Issue Surfaces On Eve Of Galaxy Note 8 Release

Talk about bad timing: On the eve of the launch of Samsung’s Galaxy Note 8 —
the successor to the flammable Note 7 — the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (USCPSC) warns that a batch of counterfeit batteries made their way into more than 10,000 refurbished Galaxy Note 4 phablets for AT&T. FedEx Supply Chain is taking the rap, and is sending replacement batteries to all affected owners.

“In a case of terrible timing — Samsung’s about to promise that the Galaxy Note 8 won’t be as explosive as the Note 7 — FedEx Supply Chain is recalling more than 10,000 batteries (some of which were counterfeit) it sent out with refurbished Galaxy Note 4 phones, because of an overheating issue.”

Read the full story at Tom’s Guide