Samsung is halting the production of its Galaxy Note 7 because the phones keep exploding.
Last month, the South Korean tech giant recalled over 1 million smartphones in the U.S. after reports of their lithium-ion batteries catching fire. Worldwide, the company is in the midst of recalling 2.5 million phones .
But now, even the Note 7 replacements are overheating.
The PR nightmare is made worse by the fact that Samsung had first said its battery supplier was to blame. Samsung switched suppliers , but the replacement phones are still at risk of exploding.
As of Sunday , AT&T, T-Mobile and Verizon all announced they would stop replacing the Note 7.
Instead, the three companies are offering varying refunds and exchanging the Note 7 phones for different Samsung models.
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