Samsung made a recall for the new Note 7 devices in lieu of the unfortunate events that happened with the device.
Now Samsung has issues a press release stating the 500,000 new Galaxy Note 7 unites have arrived in the US and starting from September 21st you can take in your old Note 7 and exchange them.
The release also made mention of the software update which will update affected devices while the unaffected devices will get a green battery sign.
For more information on how to exchange your Note 7 you can access Samsung.com/us/ which will give carrier specific instructions as well.
The time line for the whole Note 7 fiasco is as follows: On September 2nd Samsung announced the battery issue and sales for the Note 7 stopped.
On September 9th Samsung along with CPSC ([US] Consumer Product Safety Commission) issued a “power down and stop use” notice.
The official recall by – CPSC was announced on September 15th. We received the software update to identify affected devices on September 20th.