Update, February 6: Two weeks after Samsung finally announced what caused the Note 7 overheating incidents, Korea’s product safety watchdog revealed the results of its own investigation (WSJ, paywalled), which was conducted in parallel with Samsung’s. Like Samsung’s report, the government investigation identified two distinct issues: excessive pressure generated by the battery casing (in case of the batteries supplied by Samsung SDI) and the lack of insulation tape due to a manufacturer error (for the batteries made by Amperex Technology). The government body said it did not identify any issues with other parts of the phone and that it would not seek to apply any penalties.
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