Doha: Qatar is recalling Galaxy Note7 smartphone over safety concerns.
The Ministry of Economy and Commerce said that the recall has been coordinated with Samsung Electronics to protect consumers’ rights.
The ministry has asked distributors to stop the sale and use of the device.
It has also asked citizens and residents who have already purchased Galaxy Note7 smartphone to contact local agents for a replacement or full refund.
The company's agent can be contacted on telephone number 8002255, the ministry added.
Meanwhile, the sale of Samsung’s Galaxy Note7 was also suspended in the United Arab Emirates over reports of 'battery cell issue.'
Saudi Arabia also recalled 6,186 Samsung’s Galaxy Note7 smartphone over battery problem, reported Arabic daily Al-Marsd.
Samsung confirmed that it conducted a thorough investigation and found a battery cell issue.
The company will halt sales of its latest flagship smartphone and recall millions of units after faulty batteries caused some handsets to explode.
This came after users began posting photos and videos on social media late last month showing the charred Galaxy Note7 with part of its 5.7-inch touchscreen burnt and melted, saying it suddenly caught fire.
It is the first large-scale recall of one of Samsung's top of the range phones.
The news comes as Samsung's arch-rival Apple is due to unveil its iPhone7 on September 7.