Samsung has permanently halted production and sales of its Galaxy Note 7 smartphone after failing to correct a problem that was causing the devices to burst into flames.
The episode is a major embarrassment for Samsung (, which was forced to recall 2.5 million Note 7s shortly after the phone was launched in August. )
The South Korean firm then started to issue replacement phones but a number of customers have reported that those devices also caught fire, including one aboard a passenger jet.
— Jethro Mullen contributed reporting.
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