Mobiloperatör låter kunder byta Samsung Note 7 mot vilken annan telefon som helst


Sprint is letting customers with second thoughts about using a replacement Samsung Galaxy Note 7 exchange the device for another type of smartphone.

The move comes as federal regulators and Samsung are investigating an incident Wednesday in which a Southwest Airlines flight was canceled after a passenger’s Note 7 — allegedly a replacement model — ignited before takeoff.

Samsung said it is looking into the issue, while the federal agency handling the original recall, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, said it “is moving expeditiously to investigate” whether there are any issues with the replacement devices it had previously approved.

Sales of the original Note 7 were halted Sept. 2 after multiple reports of fires, including some causing injury. Samsung said it traced the problem to a battery issue and last month began shipping replacement units.

The agency has not said whether or not it continues to believe the replacement units are safe.

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