Samsung Electronics suspended production of its flagship Galaxy Note 7 smartphones, a source said on Monday, after reports of fires in replacement devices added to the tech giant’s worst ever recall crisis.
The following is a chronology of major developments related to Samsung’s recall of the Note 7s since the launch of the smartphones in August.
Oct. 10: Samsung (SSNLF) says it is adjusting Note 7 shipments for inspections, quality control due to more phones catching fire.
Oct. 9: AT&T (T), T-Mobile (TMUS) say they have halted issuing new Galaxy Note 7 smartphones due to safety concerns.
Oct. 6: A Southwest Airlines plane in the United States evacuated due to smoke from a Note 7 device on board.
Oct. 1: Samsung resumes selling new Note 7s in South Korea.
Sep. 29: Samsung says more than 1 million people globally now using Note 7s with safe battery.
Sept. 25: Samsung delays S.Korea re-start of Note 7 sales by 3 days.
Sept. 21: Verizon Communications (VZ), Sprint (S) begin taking orders for new Note 7s.
Sept. 19: Samsung says a Note 7 phone a China user claims caught on fire was caused by external heating.
Sept. 19 : Samsung starts Note 7 exchange program in South Korea.
Sept. 16: Florida man sues Samsung for burns from Note 7 explosion. Samsung says to resume Note 7 sales in South Korea on Sept. 28.
Sept. 15: U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission formally announces recall of about 1 million Note 7 phones.
Sept. 9: U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission urges Galaxy Note 7 users to stop using their phone.
Sept. 8: U.S. Federal Aviation Administration advises passengers to not turn on or charge Note 7 smartphones aboard aircraft or stow them in plane cargo.
Sept. 2: Samsung announces global recall of 2.5 million Note 7 phones, citing faulty batteries.
Sept. 1: Samsung starts Galaxy Note 7 sales in China.
Aug. 31: Samsung delays shipments of Note 7s to South Korean carriers.
Aug. 24: Report of a Note 7 explosion surfaces in South Korea.
Aug. 19: Samsung starts Galaxy Note 7 sales in 10 markets including United States and South Korea.
Aug. 2: Samsung unveils the Galaxy Note 7 at a New York media event.