Unfortunately for Samsung, it seems that one of their phones has entered into the spotlight over overheating batteries, but this comes in the form of an older phone with the Galaxy Note 4. The CPSC has announced a recall of the Note 4’s batteries for overheating risks. However it seems that in this instance, the fault is not Samsung’s as the batteries being recalled are supplied by another company and used in refurbished Note 4 handsets sold through AT&T.
According to the CPSC, “This recall involves batteries placed into refurbished AT&T Samsung Galaxy Note 4 cellphones by FedEx Supply Chain and distributed as replacement phones through AT&T’s Insurance program only. FedEx and Samsung have determined that some of the recalled batteries are counterfeit and show anomalies that can lead the batteries to overheat. The batteries are non-OEM, which means they were not supplied as original equipment by the phone’s manufacturer, Samsung.”
We’re not sure how many Note 4 handsets are still out there in the wild these days, especially when you consider the fact that the phone was launched 3 years ago and has been succeeded by many other Samsung phones since, but if you do own one of the refurbished handsets from AT&T, you should head on over to the CPSC’s website for the details on what you should do.