Timeline: How Samsung's Galaxy Note 7 flamed out

Samsung said Tuesday that it is killing one of its flagship products after a month of safety hazards.

Image via Samsung's Facebook page.
Image via Samsung's Facebook page.

October 11
Samsung ceases production of the Galaxy Note 7, killing off one of its flagship devices as safety concerns persist more than a month after it began a voluntary recall.

October 10
Samsung issues another worldwide recall of the Galaxy Note 7, this time asking its partners to cease all sales, even those that are replacements for affected devices.

The Federal Aviation Administration reiterates that it has prohibited the use or charging of Note 7 devices on airplanes, as well as placing them in checked luggage.

October 9
Five Samsung Galaxy Note 7 devices catch fire in the U.S. in a week, according to The Verge, the fifth taking place as a Houston man is eating lunch with his family.

AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile, and Sprint stop carrying the Note 7 in their stores, discontinuing both the sale of the devices and providing them as part of Samsung’s exchange program.

October 5
A Southwest Airlines flight is evacuated on the runway of a Louisville, Kentucky, airport after a passenger’s Samsung device catches fire. The phone was a replacement for the user’s previous device, a Note 7, following Samsung’s recall.

September 21
Samsung rolls out Note 7 replacements as part of its recall efforts.

Verizon and Sprint resume selling the Note 7 after temporarily halting sales on the device.

September 15
Samsung begins its formal recall of the Note 7 in cooperation with the Consumer Product Safety Commission, six days after the federal agency told customers to stop using the phone.

The U.S Department of Transportation issues safety requirements for airline passengers traveling with a Note 7, advising them to power down their devices and disconnect them from any charging equipment.

September 10
Samsung urges customers to stop using Note 7 devices immediately and participate in its exchange program. In a statement, Mobile Communications Business president D.J. Koh says, "Our number one priority is the safety of our customers. We are asking users to power down their Galaxy Note 7s and exchange them as soon as possible."

September 9
The Consumer Product Safety Commission warns the public to stop using Note 7s, and indicates it is working with Samsung to issue a formal recall.

September 8
The Federal Aviation Administration advises airline passengers and crew to refrain from using Note 7 devices, charging them, or packing them in checked baggage.

September 5
Samsung stops sourcing batteries for the Note 7 from Samsung SDI after an internal investigation faults the subsidiary for a battery malfunction that led to the far-reaching recall. SDI supplies about 70% of the batteries for the Note 7.

September 2
Samsung issues a voluntary recall for the Galaxy Note 7 after reports emerge of the smartphone exploding. The Seoul-based conglomerate pledges to replace every device affected by a faulty battery cell that led to 35 reported cases of the phones overheating and catching fire. It urges customers to contact their local Samsung service provider. The announcement takes place just days before rival Apple is set to unveil the latest version of the iPhone.

By the following week, customers can replace their Note 7 and have their phone’s accessories refunded. Samsung said it had shipped 2.5 million units worldwide.

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