For the last week, we have been hearing reports of numerous Samsung Galaxy Note 7 units exploding due to battery issues with some even claiming that the phone burned down a home and ignited a car. Thankfully, Samsung issued a recall for the device but that hasn’t stopped some government agencies from looking into the matter further.
Today, the Federal Aviation Administration put out an official notice advising owners of the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 not to charge, leave the device turned on, or even packed away in luggage while on an aircraft.
FAA’s full statement:
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.
With over 35 confirmed cases of the Note 7’s battery exploding, it is recommended that users exchange their phone for a new unit and follow the FAA’s advice when it comes to airline travel so that nobody gets injured.
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