FAA: Do Not Charge or Turn On Your Samsung Galaxy Note 7 During a Flight
The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration said Thursday that passengers should not turn on or charge Samsung Galaxy Note 7 smartphones while onboard an aircraft, nor should they pack them in luggage that is going into the hold.
“The Federal Aviation Administration strongly advises passengers not to turn on or charge these devices on board aircraft and not to stow them in checked baggage,” the agency said in a statement on Twitter.
The warnings follow multiple reports that the phones spontaneously catch fire. Samsung ordered a global recall of the devices last week after it found that the rechargeable lithium batteries were at fault.
The FAA, however, stopped short of banning the devices outright and airlines do have the option to do so. The situation is reminiscent of the ban by multiple airlines on hoverboards, also fearing fires.
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