Samsung Electronics suspends Galaxy Note 7 production: Yonhap

October 9, 2016 10:23 PM EDT

A woman passes a Samsung Note 7 advertisement in Singapore September 22, 2016. REUTERS/Edgar Su

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SEOUL (Reuters) - Samsung Electronics Co Ltd has suspended production of its Galaxy Note 7 smartphones following reports of fires in replacement devices, South Korea's Yonhap News Agency reported on Monday citing an unnamed source.

The smartphone giant's decision to temporarily halt Note 7 production was done in cooperation with authorities in China, United States and China, Yonhap cited an unnamed source at a Samsung partner firm as saying.

Samsung did not immediately comment on the report.

(Reporting by Se Young Lee; Editing by Stephen Coates)

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