Following the reports regarding yet another exploding Galaxy Note 7, after burning the whole garage yesterday, and put a jeep on fire, this time is believed to be responsible for burning down a home in Horry County, South Carolina, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has officially warned passengers over the use of Samsung Galaxy Note 7 handsets on airplanes.
It was not a ban being issued by the FAA regarding the use of Galaxy Note 7 on the flights, but rather released few guidelines to those carrying the Note 7 on board. Asked passengers not to use or charge Galaxy Note 7 on flight while they are flying and that’s only for safety reasons. A fresh new case of Galaxy Note 7 exploding and catching fire puts the caution on-board flights now.
Some of previous incidents have been relatively low-key, causing little damage to property or person, another incident in South Carolina and the burning down of a vehicle, has resulted in substantial damage to property. It make sense that FAA has warned against turning on or charging a Galaxy Note 7 during the course of flights.
FAA Urges Passengers to Not Use Samsung Galaxy Note 7 on Planes
In light of recent incidents and concerns raised by Samsung about its Galaxy Note 7 devices, the Federal Aviation Administration strongly advises passengers not to turn on or charge these devices on board aircraft and not to stow them in any checked baggage.
It seems like this explosions not looking good for Samsung anymore, as in the process of recalling all 2.5 million devices sold worldwide, and that too the recall wasn’t actually issued through the Product Safety Recall Commission, would have resulted in an immediate airline ban in the United States, the FAA clearly states potential for issue to send this official warning.
Note: Three individual Australian airlines have already taken their own initiative to ban the use or charging of the Note 7 on their flights. Damn!
Samsung’s worldwide recall of Galaxy Note 7 hardware has come off after a number of incidents happened around the world whereby devices have been exploding whilst on charge. The recall or exchange is undeniably the perfect way for Samsung. But with each device of Note 7 costing around the $850 mark, Samsung has already seen $7 billion wiped off its share value due to negative market reaction to the incident.
If you think your Galaxy Note 7 worth erring on the side of caution and returning it back to Samsung. Here is the way: How To Return It To Verizon, T-Mobile, Samsung, Others.
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