Apparently the hottest phone on the market isn’t the new iPhone.
The federal government wants you to get off your Samsung Galaxy Note7 smartphone immediately — because its battery could explode.
The US Consumer Product Safety Commission issued the warning on Friday amid reports that the phone was causing fires.
“This consumer warning is based on recent reports involving lithium-ion batteries in certain Note7 devices that have resulted in fires,” reads a statement from the commission.
“These incidents have occurred while charging and during normal use, which has led us to call for consumers to power down their Note7s.”
The phone has batteries that “pack a lot of power” and can burst when they overheat, the consumer watchdog said.
Along with the stern warning about potentially scorched cellphones, the commission said it’s working with Samsung to announce an official recall on the estimated 2.5 million devices already in circulation.
The commission is still deciding whether Samsung can issue replacement Galaxy Note7s.
In the meantime, users can trade in their phones for a different model.
“We are asking users to power down their Galaxy Note7s and exchange them now,” said Tim Baxter, president of Samsung Electronics America.
The battery debacle heated up on Thursday when the FAA warned airline passengers to not turn on, charge or even stow away the phones during flight.
The phones have already been pulled from shelves in 10 countries, including the United States and South Korea.