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Over 70 percent of all Galaxy Note 7’s sold in Canada have been registered for replacement

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Last updated: September 22nd, 2016 at 07:02 UTC+02:00

Samsung Canada has revealed that over 70 percent of the 22,000 Galaxy Note 7’s sold in the region have been registered for replacement. This news comes three weeks after the manufacturer was forced to recall over two million units of the device  — inlcuding unsold stock — amid reports of handsets exploding as a result of a unsound battery.

The remaining 30 percent of Galaxy Note 7’s in the hands of the public will receive a software update shortly that will repeatedly notify owners that their specific unit is subject to the recall every time they power it on or plug it into a power outlet to charge. The upgrade will also limit the maximum charge to just 60 percent to prevent it from getting hot enough to catch fire.

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