Samsung has stated it is going to delay restarting the sale of its Galaxy Notice 7 telephone in South Korea, because the agency wants extra time for the worldwide recall of the gadget.
The South Korean tech big was pressured to recall some 2.5 million devices globally on account of overheating batteries.
Dozens of units have been reported to have caught hearth.
The telephone was to be again on the shelf on 28 September however is now anticipated to be out there 1 October on the earliest.
On 2 September Samsung had stated it might cease promoting the telephones and provided to switch those already bought. The agency additionally urged individuals to stop using the device.
The worldwide recall impacts 10 markets. In South Korea, some 200,000 clients have already returned their units with the identical variety of individuals nonetheless left for the recall, based on Samsung.
Reuters reported that the subsequent markets the place the telephone might be obtainable on the market once more can be Australia and Singapore in October.
What makes lithium batteries catch fire?
On Friday, cabin crew on an Indian passenger plane used a fireplace extinguisher to deal with a smoking older Samsung handset.
The Galaxy Notice 2 – a mannequin launched in 2012 – was smouldering and spitting sparks, in accordance with a press release from airline IndiGo.
Within the US, regulators have ordered a proper recall of the Notice 7, whereas the nation’s Federal Aviation Administration has informed airline passengers to not convey the telephones on planes until they maintain them turned off and do not cost them through the flight.
Numerous airways across the globe have additionally banned the telephone from getting used or charged on their planes.
The telephone was initially launched on 19 August and had been usually nicely-acquired by critics and shoppers.
The recall comes at an important time for Samsung as rival Apple has simply launched its new iPhone 7.
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