Replacements for Samsung’s Galaxy Note 7 available Wednesday
(KRON) — Replacements of Samsung’s Galaxy Note 7 will be available this Wednesday, according to CNN.
The smartphone was recalled last week after dozens of people reported that the Note 7 caught fire while charging.
Samsung also suspended sales of the phone Sept. 2.
A battery problem was believed to be the cause of the fires that affected 0.1 percent of the 2.5 million phones sold worldwide since August.
Now, Note 7 users can pick up the free replacement from Samsung, their wireless carrier, or the store where they bought the phone.
The Note 7 exchange program got off to a bumpy start outside the United States on Monday.
In Samsung’s home market of South Korea, the program didn’t attract much demand in Seoul.
Of the handful of Note 7 owners who visited one of the company’s service centers in that city, only a few were able to exchange their phones.
Some customers who bought the phone elsewhere or online were turned away. Note 7 users stateside have been told to pick up their free replacement from
CNN contributed to this report.