FAA to Ban Samsung Galaxy Note 7 from All Flights
The U.S. Department of Transportation along with the Federal Aviation Administration announced an emergency order banning all Samsung Galaxy Note 7 phones. The order is to go into effect Saturday at noon EDT.
The devices are known to catch fire spontaneously.
The agencies warned that anyone trying to bring a Galaxy Note 7 on board a flight risks having his phone confiscated and “may face fines.” In addition, if a passenger places the device in his checked luggage, he risks criminal prosecution.
“We recognize that banning these phones from airlines will inconvenience some passengers, but the safety of all those aboard an aircraft must take priority,” said Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx in a statement. “Even one fire incident inflight poses a high risk of severe personal injury and puts many lives at risk.”
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