US regulators: Official recall of 1M Samsung Note 7 phones

Federal regulators say today 97 percent of the phones have the faulty battery.

U.S. safety regulators have ordered an official recall for Samsung's Galaxy Note 7 phones after a series of fires and reports of batteries overheating.

U.S. safety regulators have ordered an official recall for Samsung's Galaxy Note 7 phones after a series of fires and reports of batteries overheating. (9/16/16)

HICKSVILLE - The feds are asking customers to send back their Samsung Galaxy Note 7 phones following reports of the phone's battery catching fire around the country. 

The massive recall for the product includes over one million of the smartphones. 

People around the world say while they were charging their Samsung, it caught fire and even caused burns and property damage. 

Samsung had already initiated a voluntary recall for the phone, but now it's a formal recall by the feds.

Federal regulators say today 97 percent of the phones have the faulty battery. 

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