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FILE - In this July 28, 2016, file photo, a color blending feature of the Galaxy Note 7 is demonstrated in New York. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

Samsung will stop making the Note7 after reports even the replacements were fire hazards


(UPDATE: 12:21 a.m.)

Samsung has temporarily stopped making its troubled Galaxy Note7 smartphone because of reports that even replacement versions of the device can still catch fire, CNN reports.

Cell phone carriers in the United States announced they would stop selling replacement Note7s due to concerns that the new versions are no safer from fire risk than the originals.

(UPDATE: 10:53 p.m.)

AT&T will halt sales of replacement Note7 phones. The Consumer Product And Safety Commission is working with Samsung to investigate recent reports of Note7 fires, Forbes is reporting.

Sprint, T-Mobile and Verizon are all allowing customers to return both replacement Note 7s and pre-recall Note 7s. But this marks the first case of a major provider halting exchanges for the new phone altogether.

If the other major carriers follow AT&T's lead, it could be a disaster for Samsung. The company is already poised to lose up to $2 billion.

Samsung's Galaxy Note 7 has had a serious problem since its release -- it tends to catch fire thanks to a defect in the battery.

But even the phones intended to replace the recalled Note7s are burning users, according to Minnesota ABC affiliate KSTP.

A 13-year-old girl said she felt a "weird burning sensation" in her thumb. The phone had overheated and melted a case.

Samsung Note 7 Caught Fire

WATCH  | Based on previous videos of the phones in flames, she's lucky she wasn't hurt more severely. Here's how an original Note7 looked after it burst into flames. 

This isn't the first incident since the replacement phones hit the market. A Southwest Airline jet had to be evacuated after a Samsung phone filled the cabin with smoke, USA Today reports. Nobody was injured.

Samsung is investigating the Minnesota incident, USA Today reports.

We thought we were safe with the new phone.
Andrew Zuis, father of the burn victim

The teen said she dropped the phone as soon as she noticed the burning sensation. A principal then kicked the phone out of the building.

CNET reports the replacement phones could face a separate recall.

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