Engadget is making the same mistake that naive readers here often make, confusing announcements from Europe and trying to apply them to the U.S.
The Samsung announcement is from, and about, the UK.
The Engadget writer, Chris Ziegler, is particulary inept. (He's the same fool who wrote all the bad articles about GPS problems and never got anything right.) Here he proves that he cannot even read a press release or pick up a phone to call Samsung for clarification. He just writes "presumably" this applies to the U.S. What an idiot.