If you’ve been living under a rock, here’s a bit of a refresher: Many owners of the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 have reported that their phones exploded. The Korean tech giant has already issued recall for affected users, and many places around the globe, including transit systems, have issued a ban or warning against carrying the device.
The New Jersey transit, and the MTA, are the latest to issue a warning against the Note 7, telling their passengers to avoid carrying the device.
The NJT, and the MTA, have issued the warnings Tuesday, telling passengers to turn off the smartphone before entering a station or boarding a train because of concerns the device’s battery can explode.
Samsung is already planning to release a software update to fix the issue, and a report from the Associated Press says it will limit the recharge of the Note 7 to 60 percent only.
A South Korean newspaper advertisement from Samsung has confirmed the software update, saying that it is for users who may be disregarding the recall and have decided to continue using the Android-powered smartphone.
“It is a measure to put consumer safety first but we apologize for causing inconvenience,” Samsung’s advertisement said. Owners of the phone in South Korea will start receiving the update on September 20, it added.
For owners in other places, it is still unclear whether Samsung will release the update on the same date, or on following days.
In addition, Samsung is also planning to release new Note 7 units with ‘fixed’ batteries that are “not prone to overheating.” The company already recalled about 2.5 million devices just two weeks after its launch after cases of exploding phones were reported. A spokesman of Samsung said the problem is caused by a manufacturing glitch in the phone’s battery.
The United States Consumer Product Safety Commission is considering an official product recall while Canada issued a notice of recall against the device on Monday.