FAA warns passengers not to use the Galaxy Note 7 while on board an airplane

Two days ago, we reported that the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) was in the process of deciding whether to ban the Galaxy Note 7 from being taken on board aircraft after Samsung decided to recall the device following its discovery that a malfunctioning battery was to blame for some handsets exploding while on charge.

The FAA has today revealed that it’s decided not to prohibit the Galaxy Note 7 from being carried onto public flights. It has, however, strongly recommended that passengers do not power on or charge the handset while on board an airplane. It did enforce one restriction, though: The unit should not be stowed in any checked baggage.

The FAA’s full statement can be seen below:

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.


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