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Samsung Canada recalls Galaxy Note 7, urges consumers to turn phone off

In this July 28, 2016, file photo, a screen magnification feature of the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 is demonstrated, in New York.
In this July 28, 2016, file photo, a screen magnification feature of the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 is demonstrated, in New York. AP Photo/Richard Drew, File

Samsung Canada issued a recall for more than 20,000 Galaxy Note 7 smartphones on Monday.

In the recall, the company noted the “smartphone battery has the potential to overheat and burn, posing a potential fire hazard.”

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So far only one case of a battery overheating has been reported in Canada but south of the border there have been more than 70 cases reported.

WATCH: U.S. aviation officials warns Samsung Galaxy Note 7 users against using phone during flights

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U.S. aviation officials warns Samsung Galaxy Note 7 users against using phone during flights – Sep 9, 2016

The phones, which were manufactured in China, were sold between Aug. 19 and Sept. 1.

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Consumers are being urged to immediately power down their phones and “register as soon as possible for the Canadian Product Exchange.”

Note 7 owners can visit Samsung’s recall website here to initiate the exchange process.

You can also call this toll-free phone number: 1-800-517-3507.

With files from Canadian Press

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