CPSC: Stop Using, Charging Samsung Galaxy Note 7

SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — The Consumer Product Safety Commission is advising Galaxy Note7 owners to power down their devices and stop using them over concerns the battery could explode.

The news comes a day after the Federal Aviation Administration advised customers not power on or charge the devices on airplanes and not to stow them in checked luggage.

Samsung has come under fire after reports of the batteries bursting. In one instance, a Florida man claims his jeep was set ablaze by a faulty phone.

The company has not issued a formal recall, but has suspended sales of the device. Without a formal recall, the devices can continue to be sold by carriers and stores that still have them in stock.

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