Samsung halts sale, exchange of Note 7 over safety fears


Seoul—Samsung told customers worldwide Tuesday to stop using their Galaxy Note 7 smartphones as it struggled to contain a snowballing safety crisis that threatens to derail the powerhouse global brand.
The South Korean conglomerate also called a halt to worldwide sales and exchanges of the troubled Note 7s, as the federal US consumer regulator issued an alarming warning of the possible dangers the device posed to its owners, their families and homes.—APP