Some could see this coming the moment reports began to leak that the newly replaced handsets started to show the same failures as the original faulty units!
Samsung Stop Sales of Note7, Globally.
Samsung Will Ask All Global Partners to Stop Sales and Exchanges of Galaxy Note7 While Further Investigation Takes Place
Most providers here in the UK are on top of this situation (or had seen it coming!) and are taking to social media to provide updates.
Having only launched at the start of August, and billed as possibly the best handset of 2016, the Note7 timeline has gone from bad to worst possible scenario imaginable.
2nd Aug – Note7 Launched
19th Aug – First handsets go on sale
24th Aug – Reports begin to surface of exploding device
2nd Sept – Samsung begin a voluntary recall program
15th Sept – Samsung announce a formal recall program
6th Oct – New reports on replacement handsets catching fire
9th Oct – Some US carriers cease sales of the Note7
11th Oct – Samsung cease all worldwide sales, and advise people to stop using the device
Some news outlets are also highlighting the response and information Samsung are sharing around the cause of this issue. I fail to see how this would protect them at this stage given the downward spiral this handset has been on since launch. Unless of course it was something they may have already been aware of!
We will have to wait and see as Samsung work hard to fix this and when, or if, they will put this otherwise great smartphone back on the market!
UPDATED 11th October 1645hrs bst:
Samsung have now stopped production of the Note7 as per their breif statement on Twitter.