Samsung is pushing out an update to faulty Galaxy Note 7 handsets in the U.S. that reminds users to return them for replacement. “Power down and stop using this phone,” the notice reads. “They battery may overheat posing a fire or burn risk.”
The South Korean company wants to ensure that the other 75 percent of devices still in use won’t cause further damage to users and their property, so it wants to keep reminding them of the risk — and that they have a free replacement waiting.
With an update rolling out in the U.S. this week, Samsung is adding a warning notice to faulty devices that will appear every time they are powered on or plugged in to charge. It states that safety is Samsung’s top priority, and that the handset should be powered down and returned.
The notice also provides a phone number and web address, which users can use to find out more about getting their Note 7 replaced. The notice will not appear on new Note 7 handsets, which have been deemed safe by the CPSC.