Sep 23, 2016

    Supplier must do X-ray tests on Note 7 batteries


    SOUTH Korea said yesterday

    it ordered Samsung Electronics to take additional measures to ensure that batteries used in Galaxy Note 7 handsets are safe, as the smartphone giant prepares to resume sales in the country.

    The Korean Agency for Technology and Standards,

    in a statement, said it formally approved Samsung's plan to recall Note 7 smartphones in the country.

    The recall was triggered by faulty batteries that caused some of the 988,900 won (S$1,222) phones to catch fire.

    The agency said it ordered Samsung to have its supplier conduct x-ray tests on the batteries before the components are shipped, as well as a thorough inspection by Samsung to ensure battery safety.

    The company plans to resume new sales of the Note 7 in South Korea on Sept 28.