Refurbished Galaxy Note 4 Batteries Recalled Over Fire Risk

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Looks like there is no stopping the news concerning Samsung's upcoming Galaxy Note 8.

According to the report, the Galaxy Note 8 comes with a 6.3-inch QHD display and is equipped with IP68 standards for water and dust resistance.

United States regulators are warning that the batteries placed into some refurbished Samsung Galaxy Note 4 smartphones are counterfeit and could overheat, posing a fire risk.

When it comes to the company's Galaxy Note line, it seems that Samsung just can't catch a break.

One of the most awaited smartphones of 2017, the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 is finally coming out next week.

The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 is rumored to become available to pre-order starting from August 24. Instead, this is a case of AT&T and FedEx choosing a bad provider of batteries for its refurbishment program. The US CPSC alert notes that the refurbished Note 4 batteries in question "were not supplied as original equipment by the phone's manufacturer, Samsung".

We emphasize that only these units are in danger of overheating and are thus being recalled. In fact the problem appears to be connected to Apple's favourite telco AT&T and the FedEx Supply Chain.

"FedEx Supply Chain is conducting this recall of nonr-genuine Samsung batteries as some of them are counterfeit".

The rendering also highlights again that the Note 8 will have the same basic button layout we see on existing Galaxy S8 devices. It was then discovered that some of the refurbished Galaxy Note 4 devices were made up of counterfeit batteries and this made them overheat. Right now FedEx is sending out replacement batteries to customers who received a refurbished batter between last December and this past April. For a dual camera setup for the smartphone the cost is going to be 1.5 times more than the usual cost.

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