According to multiple sources, production of the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 has been shut down. The initial report came from an anonymous source at one of Samsung’s suppliers, but the Wall Street Journal and Bloomberg have since corroborated the claim through sources of their own. Samsung has not admitted to shutting down the production line of the Galaxy Note 7, but it did release a statement to a BBC News reporter:
“We are temporarily adjusting the Galaxy Note7 production schedule in order to take further steps to ensure quality and safety matters.”
Samsung statement on "adjustment" to Galaxy Note 7 production after reports of more battery fire issues pic.twitter.com/NGER6Yd7DY
— Rory Cellan-Jones (@ruskin147) October 10, 2016
There have been multiple explosion reports involving replacement Note 7s, leading some experts to believe that Samsung may need to issue a second recall. With three of the four largest service providers in the US no longer selling “safe” Samsung Galaxy Note 7s to their customers, we wouldn’t be surprised if third-party retailers and other service providers across the globe decide to pull the Note 7 from their shelves.
Do you think the Galaxy Note 7 production line will be starting up again anytime soon?