Pressure builds on Samsung to drop Note 7 phone


The South Korean technology giant urged its retail partners to stop sales and exchanges of its Note 7 that had been recalled in the U.S. after reports the handsets were catching fire

After weeks of bad press for the Note 7 smartphone, pressure is building on Samsung Electronics to give up on the troubled device.

The South Korean technology giant Tuesday urged its retail partners to stop sales and exchanges of its Note 7 that had been recalled in the U.S. after reports the handsets were catching fire. Samsung also instructed users of the original and replacement Note 7s to power down and store their devices until further notice.

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission echoed Samsung’s statement, saying consumers should stop using the Note 7 due to concerns over more incidents of overheating.



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