All defective Samsung Galaxy Note 7 devices removed from UAE shelves
Less than two weeks away from Gitex Shopper, the UAE has been cleared of all defective Samsung Galaxy Note 7 devices, the Ministry of Economy has confirmed.
According to Arabic daily Emarat Al Youm, all defective devices of the popular smartphone brand have been withdrawn from retail outlets, quoting Dr Hashim Al Nuaimi, Director of Consumer Protection Department at the Ministry of Economy (MoE).
Tech giant Samsung has recalled millions of new Galaxy Note 7 smartphones worldwide after reports of the devices catching fire while charging. Samsung's Note 7s have been pulled from shelves in 10 countries, including the UAE, South Korea and the US, just two weeks after the product's launch.
Working in cooperation with Samsung, Dr Al Nuaimi further stated the new shipment of devices will be subjected to ‘full inspections’ before being releasing on the market to ensure they are free from any manufacturing defects.
He added the new devices would be scanned by the Emirates Authority for Standardisation and Metrology (ESMA), along with the Abu Dhabi Quality and Conformity Council (QCC). He further pointed to the existence of an agreement between the Ministry and stakeholders in this regard, to protect consumers from exposure to any damage.