@meomix that was from some random redditor if you read the article now it's says at the bottom that samsung never made the statement that they are going to deactivate the device so who knows did what the redditor says is true. Just have to wait and see I guess. 3 more days and hopefully we get our ups tracking and all this can be put to bed.
If you read the whole thing on the bottom it only indicates about the deactivation of the devices not about the free gifts...
"Update 9/12: Since publishing, Android Central has obtained a statement from Samsung regarding this matter and the company has confirmed it is “not something the company stated.” While this would have been a great way to ensure consumer safety, Samsung has made it clear that deactivating devices won’t be happening anytime soon and that all official guidance on the recall will be published on the company’s website."
This is where they got that post from.
I was just checking Samsung Singapore's website (which has more information about the exchange program than Samsung Canada) and a couple interesting notes (not sure if it applies to us though):
I attached accessories on it, such as screen protector. Can I get it back?
@meomix yea I read it . I was just commenting on the person's reliability. But hey im definitely for a free VR or something who doesn't tlike free stuff. Just don't wanna get my hopes up. Lol