Samsung Recalling "Jitterbug" Cell Phones

May 27, 2009 12:00:00 AM PDT
Samsung is recalling thousands of its "Jitterbug" cell phones because they might not connect to 911.The Consumer Product Safety Commission says about 160-thousand phones made by Samsung might refuse to make an emergency call when in a no-service area.

The Federal Communications Commission requires that a wireless phone be able to reach a 911 call center, even when out of range.

Samsung is contacting consumers to schedule a free software upgrade. Consumers can also call 866-304-4980.

Consumer Product Safety Commission: http://www.cpsc.gov


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