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Samsung Electronics Galaxy Note 7 smartphone is displayed at a mobile phone shop in Seoul, South Korea, Monday, Oct. 10, 2016. Samsung Electronics has temporarily halted production of its Galaxy Note 7 smartphones, South Korea's Yonhap news agency reported Monday, following reports that replacements for phone that had been catching fire were also overheating.(AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)

(Bloomberg) – Samsung Electronics Co. halted production of its Note 7 smartphones after customers reported problems with devices manufactured since the company issued a worldwide recall amid reports of exploding batteries — including at least five new incidents under investigation in the U.S.

Samsung temporarily suspended production of its most expensive phone, a person with direct knowledge of the matter said Monday, asking not to be identified because the decision isn’t public. The move came as wireless carriers including AT&T Inc., T-Mobile US Inc., Verizon Communications Inc. and Australia’s Telstra Corp. stopped selling Note 7s following reports of problems with devices thought to be safe.

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