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Samsung will stop making the Galaxy Note7 for good

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Samsung announced Tuesday it is discontinuing Galaxy Note7 production permanently for the sake of consumer safety.

On Monday it had halted sales of the phone. 

The once-highly touted phone was found to have serious battery defects that could start fires, and after a recall, replacement phones had similar problems. 

Authorities in the U.S. and South Korea are still investigating why even the replacements are catching fire. 

Samsung Note 7 Caught Fire

Here's what the phones looked like after the fires broke out.

Failures since the recall

In one recent incident, a Southwest Airline plane had to be evacuated after a Samsung phone filled the cabin with smoke, USA Today reports.  In another instance, a Minnesota teen said she felt a "burning sensation" as the phone's protective case melted from extreme heat. Both phones were replacements for recalled devices.

In a statement released Tuesday, Samsung told Note7 users to turn their phones off immediately as it continues to investigate the fires.

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This Monday, Oct. 10, 2016 photo taken in Honolulu shows Dee Decasa's replacement Galaxy Note 7 smartphone one day after the phone released smoke and sizzled. (AP Photo/Audrey McAvoy)

On Sunday, Dee Decasa was visiting Samsung's website when she heard a "pop" and saw smoke spewing out of her phone, The Associated Press reports. 

This was the result.

Twitter users mourned the phone's demise.

Others were more opportunistic.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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