Galaxy Note 7 recall could cost Samsung a ‘heartbreaking’ $1 billion

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The Galaxy Note 7's launch took a turn for the worse last week.
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Samsung’s most successful smartphone launch quickly turned into its most miserable last week when it announced a worldwide recall of the Galaxy Note 7. The South Korean company has now confirmed that the move will cost a “heartbreaking amount” of money.

Samsung’s exploding Galaxy Note 7 faces global recall

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The Galaxy Note 7 has an explosive new feature.
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Galaxy Note 7 owners might want to start getting ready to ship their devices back to Samsung, after a new report from South Korea claims the company is set to announce an unprecedented global recall.

Samsung’s recall could come as soon as this weekend. The company recently launched an investigation into users’ claims that the Note 7 has a tendency to explode while charging.

Shocking! Apple recalls faulty AC wall adapters

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If your adapter looks like the one on the left, you may want to get it exchanged.
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If you’re the proud owner of a two-prong Apple AC wall plug adapter, as included in the Apple World Travel Adapter Kit, you may have a trip to the Apple Store in your immediate future.

That’s because Apple has announced a voluntary recall of adapters designed for use in Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Continental Europe, New Zealand and South Korea, after certain models were found to break and put users at risk of electrical shocks.

Apple quietly asks a small group to return their Apple TVs

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Will the new Apple TV have exclusive shows and movies?
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It looks like a small number of third-generation Apple TVs, the ones on sale right now, are being quietly recalled by Apple. There hasn’t been a public notice of an Apple TV recall, which could mean only a few units are defective.

If yours is among the faulty Apple TVs, chances are you’ll get an email offering to replace it — and Apple might even drop you an iTunes card for your troubles.