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By Anick Jesdanun The Associated Press

New LG phone influenced by Samsung’s Note 7 troubles

NEW YORK — Samsung’s fiasco with its fire-prone Note 7 phone has pushed its rival LG to take additional precautions with its next smartphone.

Samsung recalled millions of Note 7 phones after dozens overheated and caught on fire . Samsung blamed numerous problems with its batteries and announced tighter quality controls and more rigorous testing.