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US regulators recall refurbished Galaxy Note 4 batteries

Some of them are counterfeit and at risk of overheating.
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The Galaxy Note line is having problems again. Don't worry, this is not a Note 7-level emergency. And the issues aren't Samsung's fault or even associated with the original phone model. However, batteries installed in refurbished Note 4 phones by FedEx Supply Chain and distributed through AT&T's insurance program could overheat and are now being recalled.

So far, only one report of overheating has been made and no one has been injured. A recall notice posted on the Consumer Product Safety Commission website says that some of the batteries installed in the refurbished phones are counterfeit and are at risk of overheating. FedEx Supply Chain is sending out new batteries to consumers who received the Note 4s between December 2016 and April 2017. Customers will also get a postage paid box to return the faulty battery.

Around 10,000 batteries are being recalled and the commission urges those with the phones to stop using them and turn them off.

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