SmartMoney

Science & Tech

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 phones in Nigeria not returned to dealers

Samsung Galaxy Note 7

Samsung Galaxy Note 7

Some Samsung mobile phone dealers in Abuja on Tuesday said many of the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 phones sold in Nigeria were yet to be returned to the dealers.

Although the Galaxy Note 7 phones had not been officially released in Nigeria before the recall, some dealers and customers had already purchased the phone from other countries.

Samsung Electronics West Africa had made provision for dealers to safely package and return the phones to the company due to fault it admitted.

READ ALSO  Smartphone explodes, burns owner

Mr Vincent Anago, a dealer in phones and accessories at Banex plaza, said “dealers across the country have been asked to return the Galaxy Note 7 phones which they have in stock.

“We have returned the ones we have and have been refunded but we still haven’t had many of our customers return the ones we sold them.”

Mr Uche Okoro, a phone dealer, said that quite a number of the phones had been returned to the company but many Nigerians failed to oblige with the request.

READ ALSO  Very soon you'll be eating your food packaging - scientists

“We have been asked to return these phones because of the malfunction which is hazardous but it seems Nigerians are not worried about the situation.

“Some of us were able to get these phones and introduce them to the Nigerian market on time and despite the high cost they sold well.

“We have had a few reported incidences of the phone batteries heating up and leading to a fire and we expected that more people will be convinced of the danger the phone poses.

READ ALSO  Technology for checking driver’s behaviour to be installed in Toyota, BMW, Allianz cars

“We are still pleading with Nigerians to return these phones for an exchange or refund and to take advantage of the opportunity now because the phones won’t be accepted after Samsung stops requesting for them.”

Samsung company had first called for the return and halting of sales of the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 products in September due to the number of battery explosions that were reported by consumers.

Comments

Most Popular

To Top