If you have the new Samsung Galaxy Note 7, the government wants you to stop using it.

FOX's Jessica Rosenthal reports:

The U.S Consumer Product Safety Commission is urging people who own the new Samsung Galaxy Note 7 to stop using it. And that they're working with Samsung on a formal recall.

Samsung already issued a voluntary recall of about 2.5 million phones. This is because some of them are exploding and catching fire. The problem is the lithium ion batteries. Samsung is telling people to exchange it for a new one or the S model.

They released this statement after the FAA asked travelers not to charge the phones on-board aircraft, and to in fact power them off.

Jessica Rosenthal, FOX News.

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