US Bans Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Smartphones From Air Travel
US Bans Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Smartphones Air Travel. Bad news for Samsung user, because New York: Samsung Galaxy Note 7 smartphone devices will be banned from aircraft in the United States starting on Saturday 15 October at noon EDT under an emergency order, regulators said on Friday after numerous reports of the devices catching fire.
Samsung Electronics Co Ltd scrapped its flagship Galaxy Note 7 smartphone on Tuesday because of incidents where the phones began smoking or caught fire, dealing a huge blow to its reputation. The decision came after reports of fires in replacement devices prompted a new round of warnings from regulators, phone carriers and airlines. The order from the United States Transportation Department and other agencies bars owners from carrying on the devices or stowing them in checked baggage during flights.