Samsung Galaxy Note 7 smartphones are exploding and airlines are banning them

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The exploding Samsung Galaxy Note 7 smartphones can pose a big risk during flights and various airlines are banning them. According to this NBC News link, the Federal Aviation Administration has strongly advised its travelers to not to carry Samsung Galaxy Note 7 smartphones when travelling or at least not to charge them because their batteries may explode.

According to the official FAA 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 show them on any checked baggage.”

As you may already know, there have been instances of Samsung Galaxy Note 7 batteries exploding and the electronics company is contemplating recalling the devices from around the world.

Three Australian airlines including Qantas, Jetstar and Virgin Australia have also banned Samsung Galaxy Note 7 because of its chances of exploding during flight. The official Qantas statement says, “Following Samsung Australia’s recall of the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 personal electronic device we are requesting that passengers who own them do not switch on or charge them in flight.”

So the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 smartphones aren’t exactly banned, as is being claimed by many news outlets. Simply their usage is banned. And people are not allowed to recharge them during flight.

Due to the exploding batteries of Samsung Galaxy Note 7 and the subsequent recall, Samsung Electronics has lost $ 7 billion in stock value.

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