Samsung's Galaxy Note 7 Banned On Flights Worldwide
Posted By Meyerkord & Meyerkord, LLC
Samsung’s Galaxy Note 7 is becoming increasingly unwelcome on planes worldwide and has been labeled
a dangerous product. An emergency order was released by the Transportation
and Federal Aviation Administration banning Galaxy Note 7 owners from
bringing their phones on planes or in luggage. International airlines
are also prohibiting Note 7 travelers from bringing the smartphone on
their flights as well as carry the device in checked bags or carry-on
luggage. Bans on the Galaxy Note 7 have been announced by AirAsia, Air
New Zealand, Emirates, Malaysia Airlines, Nippon Airways, Qantas, Virgin
Atlantic, and Singapore Airlines. The Canadian aviation authority and
the Hong Kong International Airport have also banned the device.
U.S. officials stated that travelers attempting to ignore these rules could
face fines and even criminal prosecution. These restrictions for Samsung’s
Galaxy Note 7 come after hundreds of incidents in which the device has
exploded or caught fire. Many of these incidents were caught on camera.
Samsung attempted to sell a new version of the phone but failed after
the new phones began to catch fire as well. The South Korean company announced
last week that it would stop manufacturing and selling all Note 7s. It
is uncertain if any injuries have been linked to these fiery malfunctions.
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