Over the past couple of days, authorities at the Federal Aviation Administration just stopped short of banning passengers from bringing Samsung Note 7 on board. On the contrary, according to the new rules, Note 7 owners are officially discouraged from turning On their devices or charging them during flight.
According to an FAA official, “In light of the recent incidents and concerns raised by Samsung about its Galaxy Note 7 phones, the Federal Aviation Administration strongly advises passengers not to turn on or charge these devices on board aircraft, and not to show them in any checked baggage.”
The decision was made final followed by users’ reports concerning Note 7 battery explosions. Meanwhile the smartphone conglomerate has already issued a wide scale Note 7 recall so that such incidents can be prevented from causing further damage to not only the company’s PR, but also to potential buyers’ across the globe. There have been more than 30 different incidents where Note 7s batteries exploded. Users posted photos and videos of the devices in completely charred state.
In one of the most recent press statements, Samsung said that customer care and safety is top priority, and that the new shipments of Samsung Note 7 will be rolled out in near future. Based on a faulty battery issue, the Galaxy Note 7 has been known to explode while placed on charging. Already, Australian Airlines have not only condemned possession of Note 7 on airplanes, but also officially banned it until further notice.