The Wall Street Journal: Samsung says half of Galaxy Note 7 replacements to be delayed

Samsung Electronics Co. said replacements for half of the 1 million Galaxy Note 7 phones recalled in the U.S. last week will be available in stores by Wednesday, falling short of expectations and potentially further damaging the company’s reputation with consumers and retailers.

When Samsung announced the formal recall of its high-end device last week, following explosions caused by faulty lithium-ion batteries, the company said consumers could get a replacement phone “no later than September 21,” according to a company statement. U.S. safety authorities said 1 million phones in the U.S. were affected by the recall.

On Tuesday, Samsung 005930, -0.06% warned that the stock of replacement phones is limited to 500,000.

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