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US Bans Samsung Note 7 Smartphone From All Flights

US Bans Samsung Note 7 Smartphone From All Flights

The Samsung Galaxy Note 7 devices are no longer a flight ready commodity. Passengers & flight crews will be forbidden from carrying the Samsung Note 7 smartphones on flights (to, from or within the country) under an emergency order issued on Friday by the Dpt. of Transportation (US). This was in response to the reports of the phones catching fire. The ban will affect all the Samsung Note 7 devices and not just the first recall of September.

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According to the ban, passengers will not be allowed to carry the Samsung Note 7 device on their flights (carry-on baggage or checked- in). The phone will also not be shipped as an air cargo. Anyone wanting to travel by air with a Samsung Note 7 device could face a fine or even have their device confiscated. Under the federal regulations, the smartphone has been described as a “forbidden hazardous material.”

Following to this, Samsung has said that it is working with the airline carriers to let people know about this ban.

“We have encouraged airlines to issue similar communications directly to their passengers,” the company said in a emailed statement Friday.

“Any Galaxy Note 7 owner should visit their carrier and retail store to participate in the US Note 7 Refund and Exchange Program now. We realize this is an inconvenience but your safety has to remain our top priority.”

ABOUT THE BAN ON SAMSUNG NOTE 7

Samsung has now urged their Note 7 customers (in the US) to either get a refund or make an exchange by visiting the retail store or their wireless carrier. Their crazy return kit for the smartphone may save you. For more information, customers can visit the recall page of Samsung Note 7 at the official website. For further queries, customers are even provided with a contact number – 1-844-365-6197.

This ban is a significant extension of a previous restriction on the Samsung Note 7 devices by The Federal Aviation Administration. People were already warned about bringing the Samsung Note 7 devices on flights and were told to keep them powered off and make no further usage. Passengers weren’t allowed to charge the phone while on board and were asked not to pack their Samsung Note 7 phones in the checked baggage. Though Samsung Note 7 isn’t the only device to catch fire, all thanks to the lithium-battery problems, which has troubled everything from laptops to Tesla cars to Boeing’s 787 jetliners.

Hence, Samsung and the US Consumer Product Safety Commission issued the second recall following dozens of reports about overheating & exploding Samsung Note 7 devices. Following to this, Samsung has ended the production of the phones & expects to incur losses of billions of dollars.

Company to Samsung Note 7 owners:

“We recognize that banning these phones from airlines will cause some inconvenience to the passengers, but the safety of all those aboard an aircraft must take priority,” Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx said in a statement.

“We are taking this additional step because even one fire incident inflight poses a high risk of severe personal injury and puts many lives at risk.”

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