Apple has released a statement saying that it is “very concerned” by the recent reports of a new Samsung Galaxy Note7 recall, and is asking customers to avoid purchasing any of Samsung’s new devices.
The company says it is aware of a Samsung recall, which has prompted a nationwide “panic” alert, but has yet to make any further statements about the recall.
The statement from Apple was first reported by Engadget.
“We are aware of reports that Samsung has recalled some Galaxy Note Series 7 and Note 8 smartphones.
These devices are manufactured in Samsung’s Taiwan, Taiwan, Korea and China manufacturing facilities.
We are also aware of media reports about an incident in which a Samsung Galaxy S7 device may have been affected.
We do not believe this is related to the recall.”
Apple says that it has not yet received any information that the recalled devices contain dangerous levels of radiation, and that it will take “immediate steps to protect consumers.”
The company adds that it “is investigating” reports of the recalled Note 7s.
Apple also says it “continues to work with our manufacturing partners and Samsung to prevent this issue from occurring again.”
Apple also says that the company will not replace or repair any Galaxy Note 8 devices.
The company says that any consumer who is affected by the recall should contact Samsung directly.
Apple has also announced a recall of its Apple Watch Sport, the new version of the company’s smartwatch, which was released last month.
The watch is currently out of stock, and Apple is offering a 30-day return process.