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Samsung's Jitterbug Phones Recalled Over 911 Glitch

Law360 (May 22, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- About 160,000 Samsung cell phones were recalled Friday over concerns that two models the technology giant manufactured for Jitterbug, a communications company that markets simplified cell phone service, can't connect to emergency 911 service in some areas.

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission ordered the recall after Samsung's testing revealed that the phones were unable to contact the emergency number in certain areas where Jitterbug service providers were not in operation.

“It affects very few customers, but certainly we're taking this very seriously,” said Sue Weaver,...
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