Samsung halts sales of Galaxy Note 7 after new troubles

FILE - In this July 28, 2016, file photo, a color blending feature of the Galaxy Note 7 is demonstrated in New York. An overheated Samsung device created smoke that caused a plane to be evacuated at Louisville International Airport on Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2016 an official said. The smoke prompted Southwest Airlines to evacuate the plane before it departed for Baltimore, Louisville Metro Arson Capt. Kevin Fletcher told news outlets. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
FILE - In this July 28, 2016, file photo, a color blending feature of the Galaxy Note 7 is demonstrated in New York. An overheated Samsung device created smoke that caused a plane to be evacuated at Louisville International Airport on Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2016 an official said. The smoke prompted Southwest Airlines to evacuate the plane before it departed for Baltimore, Louisville Metro Arson Capt. Kevin Fletcher told news outlets. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Samsung says it’s halting sales of the star-crossed Galaxy Note 7 smartphone after a spate of fires involving new devices that were supposed to be safe replacements for recalled models.

The company says consumers with original Note 7 devices or replacements they obtained after the recall should turn off the power and seek a refund or exchange them for different phones.

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The announcement follows several new incidents of overheating last week and deals a further blow to the world’s largest smartphone company. U.S. consumer safety officials said they’re investigating five incidents of fire or overheating since the company announced a recall last month.

Leading wireless carriers have already said they would stop distributing new Note 7 phones as replacements for the earlier recall.

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