Samsung Elec says adjusting Note 7 supply due to fire reports

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A woman speaks on an Apple phone as she passes an advert for the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 in London, Britain, September 2, 2016. REUTERS/Luke MacGregor/File Photo (Copyright Reuters 2016)

Samsung Electronics Co Ltd said on Monday it is adjusting shipment volumes for Galaxy Note 7 smartphones due to reports of some of the devices catching fire.

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Samsung, in a statement, said the adjustments were being made in order to conduct in-depth inspections and to improve quality control. The firm did not elaborate further.

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