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    Explosive Batteries Spur Recall of Samsung Smartphones

    It gives new meaning to “blowing up my phone.” The Galaxy Note 7 is a flagship product for the South Korean company, but 35 incidents of batteries catching fire while charging have been reported since the model went on sale two weeks ago. Shipments are being returned to the warehouse, and anyone who’s already got the phone will be able to swap it while Samsung figures out a repair. They’d better work fast: Their main rival, Apple, is just days from launching what’s expected to be a new iPhone model.

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