Oh no, Samsung Galaxy Note 4 batteries recalled due to fire risk
It’s not every day that a 3-year-old phone surprises us with cutting-edge features, but the Galaxy Note 4 just revealed that it packs a punch we thought limited to the 2016 Note 7.
Specifically, that would be a proclivity toward overheating and catching fire.
News of the smoke-filled facepalm is brought to us by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, which explains in an Aug. 16 alert that around 10,200 Note 4 batteries are being recalled due to fire risk.
“The cellphone battery can overheat, posing fire and burn hazards,” reads the warning — later adding that “Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled battery and power down their smartphone.” Read more…