Samsung is halting the production of its latest smartphone, the Galaxy Note 7, after multiple reports of the phone exploding, igniting, melting or any combination of the three.
The tech company is shutting down manufacturing of the product because it must comply with safety regulations in South Korea, China, and the U.S, according to Yonhap, a South Korean news organization.
There are now at least seven different reported incidences of the Note 7 exploding, according to Ars Technica.
The corporation is encouraging owners of the Galaxy Note 7 to swap their devices for new ones, but the several reports of explosions have caused certain purveyors to not allow such a transaction.
T-Mobile, one of the premier wireless carriers, announced Sunday that it would no longer be selling or offering exchanges for the potentially dangerous device. AT&T also declared it will not be accepting swaps.
This came at an inopportune time for the company since Apple was set to release its iPhone 7 soon after. (RELATED: Apple Has Been Hit With Several Obstacles Over Past Few Months)
But the Note 7 isn’t the only Samsung device that has severely malfunctioned. Marie Terrio’s Samsung S6 Active mobile phone started “crackling and sizzling” in her front left pocket, burning a hole and ultimately searing gashes in her thigh and her shin, according to an exclusive story for The Daily Caller News Foundation (DCNF),
“My leg looked black and the pain was unbelievable,” Terrio told TheDCNF.
Terrio is suing Samsung, and so are others, including a California man who allegedly suffered second and third degree burns from a different mobile device — an exploding Galaxy S7 Edge.
A representative for Samsung told Terrio’s mother that “all our phones are safe except the Notebook 7’s.”
Nevertheless, airline passengers are allowed to bring these type of smartphones on planes as long as they are turned off and not charging.
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