According to details provided by Health Canada in their official recall announcement for the Galaxy Note 7 in Canada the number of reported incidents involving a Galaxy Note 7 has now risen to 70 from the original 35 a week ago, and that’s just within the USA. Samsung is working with the Canadian authorities to coordinate an official recall of the faulty device.
The filing also shows that Samsung may have fairly accurate information about the number of units sold in each region. According to Health Canada approximately 21,953 units were sold in Canada between release and halt of sales. Whilst it says approximately that’s an oddly specific number, and hopefully indicates Samsung will be able to track with some accuracy the number left in the “wild”.
Just in case you needed any more convincing that you should stop using a Galaxy Note 7 a doubling of reported incidents may do the trick. We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again, DON’T use your Galaxy Note 7, don’t let your friends and family use it, don’t let strangers use it.
We will continue to monitor the issues and keep you up to date.