Samsung Note 7 with band-aid

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While most of America was tuned into the second presidential debate on Sunday night, Samsung reportedly ceased production on its problematic Galaxy Note 7 devices.

An anonymous official at a Samsung partner was quoted in South Korea’s Yonhap News Agency as saying the suspension “includes a Samsung plant in Vietnam.” The news comes after another week of Samsung’s name in the headlines for fires and smoke attributed to the devices, including an incident that forced passengers and crew to evacuate a Southwest Airlines flight.

Samsung’s previous attempts to mitigate the phone’s flaws with a software patch and a different battery pack have proven unsuccessful, and it is currently under a global recall.

CNBC reports Samsung did not immediately provide a comment on the new report.


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