Samsung Galaxy Note7 Recall: Replacement Devices Now Available

Company also pushing through software update
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Consumers waiting for their Samsung Galaxy Note7 replacement need not wait any longer.

Samsung released a statement that said over 500,000 new Note7 replacements have been shipped to carrier and retail stores and will be available for exchange today, Sept. 21.

The company issued a worldwide recall of the device earlier this month due to battery issues.

A software update is also being rolled out for the new Note7 to indicate the device has an unaffected battery — demonstrated by a green battery icon on the status bar.

All consumers who purchased a Note7 before Sept. 15 are urged to power down their device. According to Samsung, “For those not heeding that advice or are still not aware of the recall notice, a software update will be pushed to all recalled devices. Once installed, users will be prompted with a safety notice that urges owners to power down and exchange their recalled device. The notice will appear every time a user powers up or charges their device.”

Details on how and where to exchange the device can be found here.

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