Samsung Galaxy Note 7 being replaced in South Korea

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)
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)

MOUNT PLEASANT, S.C. (WCBD) — Samsung has begun replacing Galaxy Note 7 in South Korea.

The replacement comes on the heels of a recall of the smartphones due to faulty batteries that caused phones to catch fire.

Galaxy Note 7 users in South Korea say they’re pleased with Samsung’s response.

Samsung says it has sold 2.5 million phones equipped with the faulty batteries.

A Samsung spokeswoman said the schedule for restarting sales for the device elsewhere, including the United States, will depend on the circumstances for the individual markets.

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