Replacements for Samsung’s Galaxy Note 7 available Wednesday


(KRON) — Replacements of Samsung’s Galaxy Note 7 will be available this Wednesday, according to CNN.

The smartphone was recalled last week after dozens of people reported that the Note 7 caught fire while charging.

Samsung also suspended sales of the phone Sept. 2.

A battery problem was believed to be the cause of the fires that affected 0.1 percent of the 2.5 million phones sold worldwide since August.

Now, Note 7 users can pick up the free replacement from Samsung, their wireless carrier, or the store where they bought the phone.

The Note 7 exchange program got off to a bumpy start outside the United States on Monday.

In Samsung’s home market of South Korea, the program didn’t attract much demand in Seoul.

Of the handful of Note 7 owners who visited one of the company’s service centers in that city, only a few were able to exchange their phones.

Some customers who bought the phone elsewhere or online were turned away. Note 7 users stateside have been told to pick up their free replacement from

CNN contributed to this report.

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