BQ24298: STAT led blinking due to TS input

Part Number: BQ24298


With battery unplugged, and TS voltage input adjusted to be within range (2.5 V), STAT pin presents 1 Hz signal and REG 9 bit 0 (NTC_FAULT[0])  depicts value 1. REGN pin voltage is 5 V, input voltage is 5 V and VSYS is 3.7 V. CE pin is set high.  Is there a way to reset REG 9 bit 0, stopping led blinking? 

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