Samsung Recalling Some Jitterbug Cell Phones; Potential Failure To Connect To 911

Samsung and the CPSC are recalling some “Jitterbug” cell phones because the pay-as-you-go phones, which come with a “Live Nurse” option and are marketed to older Americans, might not be able to reach 911 when in a no-service area.

Samsung is offering a free software upgrade to consumers who purchased these phones between March 2008 and May 2009. Retailing for around $150, the phones are available nationwide at drug stores and electronics stores.

The recall affects model numbers SPH-a110 and SPH-a120 with standard key pads. Contact Samsung at (866) 304-4980 for additional information.

Samsung Recalls to Upgrade Certain Cell Phones [Consumer Product Safety Commission]