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Korea govt to boost safety measures for smartphone batteries

Tuesday 31 January 2017 | 11:15 CET | News
The South Korean government will strengthen safety measures on smartphone batteries after some Galaxy Note 7 smartphones by Samsung Electronics caught fire, sources said. State-run Korea Testing Laboratory (KTL) will announce a set of measures and release the outcome of its investigation later this week into what caused Samsung's latest flagship phones to catch fire, they said. "The government is preparing a revision to safety regulations to prevent a similar accident from occurring", Yonhap news agency reports, citing an unnamed government official.

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Categories: Mobile & Wireless
Companies: Samsung
Countries: Korea, Republic of
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