Samsung Electronics Co. said on Tuesday it has not yet recovered close to 40 percent of recalled Galaxy Note 7 smartphones sold in South Korea and the United States.”

Se Young Lee reports for Reuters, “In a statement, Samsung said it was focused on replacing all affected devices “as quickly and efficiently” as possible and reiterated its request that customers affected by the current recall should power off their device and turn them in.”

“The world’s top smartphone maker announced on Sept. 2 a global recall of at least 2.5 million Note 7 smartphones in 10 markets due to faulty batteries causing some phones to catch fire,” Lee reports. “Samsung hopes to take the faulty products off the market as soon as possible in order to limit further damage to its reputation.”

MacDailyNews Take: How about limiting the potential for maiming or killing feckless customers who were confused enough to waste their money on an iPhone knockoff from a South Korean dishwasher maker in the first place? That Samsung is worried most about damage to their reputation – which, for those who’ve been paying even a bit of attention, is of slavishly copying Apple, illegal slush funds, and other slimy pursuits – rather than their customers’ safety, should tell you all you need to know about the South Korean chaebol.

“The nearly month-long recall process has provided additional stumbles and embarrassment for the firm,” Lee reports. “Reports of Note 7 fires and damages have continued after the recall announcement, while aviation authorities around the world issued warnings or outright bans on the use or charging of the Note 7 on aircraft.”

Read more in the full article here.

MacDailyNews Take: Life is too short to waste your money on bad imitations. Get the real thing.

While we’d much prefer that people recognized a knockoff for what it is and shunned it immediately on moral grounds — instead of buying fake Coke and pretending to enjoy it as much as real Coke only to turn on the producer once it started poisoning them — we’ll take whatever justice Karma chooses to mete out.

Jeep charging a Samsung Galaxy Note 7 (left) and a Jeep charing an Apple iPhone (right)

Jeep charging a Samsung Galaxy Note 7 (left) and a Jeep charging an Apple iPhone (right)


Garage charging a Samsung Galaxy Note 7 (left) and a garage charging an Apple iPhone (right)

Garage charging a Samsung Galaxy Note 7 (left) and a garage charging an Apple iPhone (right)

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