This is becoming a bigger deal with each passing day. I know that the average consumer has a short memory span, and that it is expected that in a few months sales of these phones will likely recover. However, this reminds me of the whole Ford Pinto with the exploding gas tank in the 70s. Can Samsung recover from this?
Unless it can be clarified further, the problem is the battery only, and could be resolved with a change. Easier said than done, of course. I understand it may be as simple as contamination in the manufacturing process.
I'm sure it can and will recover, and it wouldn't put me off acquiring one of its products.