Samsung says it has found no battery problem in China

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Recall Samsung Sued by Florida Man Over Exploding Phone

On its website, Samsung said the company "identified an issue with certain Note 7 battery cells", which a fire inspector likened to the situation to a popular hoverboard toy that made headlines for a similar flaw.

But the latest reported in China, the world's largest smartphone market, involved the newer batch of phones, sold after September 1 and believed to be safe.

Samsung is recalling 1,858 Note 7 phones in China, according to a notice dated Wednesday last week from the country's product quality agency. It's not evident what else would cause the fires but it could be a lack of proper heat dissipation or overheating of other components as a result of similar issues.

According to the Beijing Times (link in Chinese), a commenter on China's Reddit-esque Baidu Tieba posted photos of what looked like a charred Samsung Galaxy Note 7.

Two Samsung Galaxy Note 7 smartphones have reportedly caught fire in China in what, if confirmed, would be the first such incidents in the world's largest smartphone market.

And for those who receive a replacement unit - and for new users - Samsung has added some visual identifiers to help folks figure out if they are looking at a revised (safe to use) Galaxy Note7. The CPSC recall announcement stated that Samsung had received 92 reports of batteries overheating. "They went ahead with a slew of new features that had been on the company's product road map, including an improved screen and stylus - and then approved a launch date 10 days earlier than a year ago". The phone then began to shake, and when she threw it across the room, it suddenly caught fire. Weeks after the news began to break about exploding Note7 phones, Samsung has begun an exchange program with the cooperation of the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. And let me tell you - the Galaxy Note 7 has been on fire, as in literal fire.

Samsung had earlier excluded China from its global Note 7 recall.

So if you're cautiously holding on to your Galaxy Note 7 wondering if it's going to explode or not, just enter in your IMEI number in Samsung's new online tool and you'll get your answer.

South Korea's government has not issued an official recall like its counterparts in the USA and Canada.

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