An official recall is in the works for the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 phone due to the risk that its batteries will explode or catch fire.
While Samsung has already implemented a voluntary recall, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is proceeding with a formal recall, The New York Post reports.
“Samsung says it has confirmed a few dozen instances of the problem, out of 2.5 million phones sold. Samsung promised replacement devices, but that was put on hold while regulators reviewed the situation,” The Post reports.
The report adds: “The recall comes at a crucial time for Samsung, as its rival Apple just announced its own latest versions of the iPhone. The Note series is one of Samsung’s most expensive, and demand for the phone had been high.”