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Galaxy Note 4 batteries recalled due to fire risk

FedEx and Samsung have determined that some of the recalled batteries are counterfeit and show anomalies that can lead the batteries to overheat.

@LanaJelic
Published Thu, Aug 17 2017 10:28 AM CDT   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 11:54 AM CST

Just a week before the Galaxy Note8 launch, Samsung's faulty batteries are once again making headlines. And once again, it's the Note line in question.

Galaxy Note 4 batteries recalled due to fire risk | TweakTown.com

US Consumer Product Safety Commission has declared that around 10,200 Note 4 batteries are being recalled due to fire risk. As you are probably aware of, Samsung had issues with Note7's faulty batteries and had to recall the smartphones. Twice.

According to the release, FedEx and Samsung have determined that some of the recalled batteries are counterfeit and show anomalies that can lead the batteries to overheat. They also state that the batteries are non-OEM, which means they were not supplied as original equipment by the phone's manufacturer, Samsung and were likely used in the refurbishing of old phones.

Read also: Samsung factory that made Note7 batteries catches fire

Although it appears that Samsung had nothing to do with these faulty batteries, the timing isn't the best considering they are scheduled to launch another Note phone, the Note8, on August 23rd.

NEWS SOURCE:mashable.com

Lana has a passion for technology and science. She spends her time looking for the latest and most interesting technology and science news. Her passion is in gadgets, wearables, and other cool and interesting applications of technology or science. She also spends her free time gaming in MMOs like World of Warcraft. She has prior experience covering technology for publications and breaking news. If she’s not doing either, you might just find her exploring the metaverse in VR. Lana wants to expand TweakTown’s coverage of mobile, wearables and gadgets while also bringing her experience with science and general tech to TweakTown. Her area of coverage is around science, technology, smartphones, wearables, and general neat gadgets. She hopes to one day be able to drive around in her self-driving car while she schedules an appointment for a SpaceX trip to the moon on her smartwatch.

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