Samsung making changes to Galaxy Note 7

FILE - In this July 28, 2016, file photo, a screen magnification feature of the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 is demonstrated, in New York. Aviation safety officials took the extraordinary step of warning airline passengers not to turn on or charge a new model Samsung smartphone during flights following numerous reports of the devices catching fire. The Federal Aviation Administration issued the warning Sept. 8, citing “recent incidents and concerns raised by Samsung about its Galaxy Note 7 devices.” It is extremely unusual for the FAA to warn passengers about a specific product. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Samsung Electronics says it is adjusting Galaxy Note 7 production to ensure safety following reports that replacements for the fire-prone phones were also overheating.

The South Korean tech giant said in a statement Monday that the production schedule for the disgraced smartphone has been changed “temporarily” to take more steps to ensure quality and safety matters.

Samsung fell short of confirming or denying earlier reports that it had halted production following multiple reports that newly released Galaxy Note 7 phones after its global recall emitted smoke or caught fire.

Earlier in the day, South Korea’s Yonhap news agency reported that Note 7 production was temporarily halted, following decisions by U.S. phone retailers AT&T and T-Mobile to stop giving new Note 7 replacement smartphones to consumers.

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