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Samsung Electronics asks South Korea customers to stop using Galaxy Note 7

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SEOUL (Reuters) - Tech giant Samsung Electronics Co Ltd 005930.KS said on Saturday it recommends South Korean customers to stop using the Galaxy Note 7 phones, which the company is recalling due to faulty batteries prone to catching fie.

Samsung, in a statement posted online, said it will offer rental phones to customers who turn in their Galaxy Note 7 and reiterated that it plans to have Galaxy Note 7 devices with a safe battery ready to give to customers affected by the recall starting Sept. 19.

Reporting by Se Young Lee; Editing by Himani Sarkar

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