A Samsung Electronics' Galaxy Note 7 new smartphone is displayed at its store in Seoul, South Korea, September 2, 2016.  REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji/File Photo

A Samsung Electronics' Galaxy Note 7 new smartphone is displayed at its store in Seoul, South Korea, September 2, 2016. REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji/File Photo (Copyright Reuters 2016)

Samsung China to recall 1,858 Galaxy Note 7 smartphones: watchdog

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China's quality watchdog said on Wednesday Samsung Electronics Co Ltd's <005930.KS> local unit will recall 1,858 units of its Galaxy Note 7 phones, after the Korean firm's product was found to have fire-prone batteries.

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Samsung first halted sales earlier this month of the Note 7 in 10 markets, including South Korea and the United States, but not in China where it said the model was equipped with batteries from a different supplier.

The recalled phones were partly sold in China through an official Samsung website before the Sept. 1 launch as part of a testing scheme, the General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine said on its website.

(Reporting by Paul Carsten and Beijing Monitoring Desk)