Samsung confirms it will sell refurbished galaxy note 7 units, details recycling for other units

Samsung will refurbish some of the four million Galaxy chú ý 7 phones recalled over exploding battery fears
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Just a day before Samsung unveils the new Galaxy S8, the company has announced that it will start selling the Galaxy chú ý 7 again.

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Over four million Samsung Galaxy cảnh báo 7s were recalled for safety reasons after customers found their phone batteries were exploding.

The problem was so bad that some authorities (inluding those in the US) banned people from using the phones on planes, và even from being packed in checked luggage.


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But now, the company has said it is planning khổng lồ resell the phones in some markets. It is not yet clear where exactly the phones will be on sale, but Samsung has said it will sell the chú ý 7s as “refurbished phones or rental phones” following consultations with local regulators.

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The move comes after environment groups placed substantial pressure on Samsung khổng lồ giảm giá khuyến mãi with the 4.3mn recalled handsets in a safe and environmentally friendly manner.

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For phones unsuitable for resale, Samsung has committed lớn detaching components (lượt thích semiconductors) where possible for reuse.

As a last resort, the company will recycle leftover components by extracting precious metals, such as copper, nickel, gold và silver using eco-friendly methods.

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Greenpeace welcomed the move sầu. Jude Lee, Global Senior Campaigner at Greenpeace East Asia said: ‘People around the world signed petitions, emailed Samsung’s CEO, demonstrated in cities… and finally Samsung has listened. This is major win for everyone that took action, và a step towards shifting the way we produce và dispose of electronics.’

However, the pressure group says Samsung needs to cốt truyện more detailed timetables for when it will follow through its promises & communicate how it intends khổng lồ change its production system lớn make sure this never happens again.

GH’s tech expert Carrie-Ann Skinner said: ‘We are pleased Samsung are considering bringing bachồng the Samsung Galaxy lưu ý 7, not only because it was a great điện thoại thông minh but also because of the environmental impacts of disposing of the handsets. However, Samsung need to lớn ensure that the refurbished handsets are fully tested và there’s no risk of the batteries exploding again putting consumers at risk."

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