FAA Warns Against Samsung’s Galaxy Note 7’s Fire-Prone Smartphones

By Juliet Van Wagenen | September 9, 2016
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Samsung Galaxy Note 7
Samsung Galaxy Note 7. Photo: Samsung

[Avionics Today 09-09-2016] The FAA has warned passengers carrying Samsung’s Galaxy Note 7 to avoid using the smartphones during flight after the manufacturer released a global recall of the device equipped with batteries that have proven to be fire-prone.

“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,” the FAA said in a Sept. 8 statement.

Several airlines, including Qantas and Virgin Australia have already chosen to warn customers not to turn on or charge the device during flight.

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