FAA Urges Passengers to Not Use Samsung Galaxy Note 7 on Planes

 Friday, September 9, 2016

 Wall Street Journal

U.S. air-safety regulators have taken the unusual step of singling out Samsung Electronics Co.’s Galaxy Note 7 smartphone as a potential airborne fire hazard, urging passengers to avoid using the devices entirely on board airliners, dealing another blow to the technology giant’s smartphone recovery efforts. In a brief but strongly worded statement released late Thursday, the Federal Aviation Administration said that “in light of recent incidents and concerns” involving the smartphones, the agency “strongly advises passengers not to turn on or charge these devices” on planes and “not to stow them in any checked baggage.”
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