September 2016: Official Government Recall of Samsung Note 7

Updated August 5, 2020 | Infoplease Staff

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Here's a slideshow depicting the major U.S. news events of September 2016.

1. Native Mosquitoes in Miami Test Positive for Zika 2. ITT Tech Closes its Doors 3. Wells Fargo Fined 4. U.S. Open Winners 5. Miss Arkansas Wins Miss America 6. NCAA Leaves North Carolina 7. U.S. and Israel Reach $38 Billion Deal 8. Government Recalls Samsung Note 7 9. Police Kill Tyre King in Columbus 10. Playwright Edward Albee Dies 11. Tensions Mount Over Dakota Access Pipeline 12. Police Kill Terence Crutcher in Tulsa 13. Bombs in New York and New Jersey 14. ISIS Claims Responsibility for Nine Stabbed at Minnesota Mall 15. Sound of Music's Charmian Carr Dies 16. Police Kill Keith Lamont Scott in Charlotte 17. Angelina Jolie Files for Divorce 18. Billionaire Leon Cooperman Charged with Insider Trading 19. Millions Are Compromised in Yahoo Hack 20. Man Armed with Shotgun Kills Five in Burlington, Wash. 21. Golf Legend Arnold Palmer Dies 22. Pitcher José Fernandez Dies in Boating Accident 23. Clinton v. Trump in First Presidential Debate 24. Police Kill Black Man in San Diego 25. Congress Denies Obama's Veto 26. School Shooting in South Carolina 27. Train Crash in Hoboken, New Jersey
Official Government Recall of Samsung Note 7
Image of Samsung Galaxy Note 7s on display
On Thursday, Sept. 15, 2016, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission officially recalls the Samsung Galaxy Note 7. The need for a recall came after the company received 92 reports of the phones overheating—some catching fire—while charging. There have been 26 reports of users being burned and 55 reports of property damage due to fire. The company announced that as of Sept. 2, they stopped selling the phone. Users of the Note 7 will be able to receive a different free device from Samsung.
Photo source: AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon
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