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UK Royal Mail reportedly refusing packages containing the Galaxy Note 7

According to a new report, you might find it impossible to ship a package in the United Kingdom via Royal Mail if it contains the Galaxy Note 7. Granted there are other options such as ParcelForce, DHL and more but if you just tend to drop stuff off at your local post office, you might want to pay attention. Apparently the Royal Mail has a directive in place which mandates that post office employees ask about the contents of every package that comes in. They have been told to refuse parcels that have a Galaxy Note 7.

The report also mentions that some post offices are being extra careful and that they are not accepting parcels that contain any Samsung handset, however, this is not said to be an official directive from the Royal Mail. These precautions are a result of the Galaxy Note 7 recall which Samsung issued after confirming the battery cell issue in its latest flagship. The handset was briefly banned by the FAA and it remains banned by several major cruise lines. Samsung has had to obtain a hazardous materials permit in the United States just to ship back defective units.

There doesn’t appear to be an easy way out for Samsung here. Even though many have praised its handling of the Galaxy Note 7 recall, somehow the debacle doesn’t seem to end, and with the recent explosion of a safe Galaxy Note 7 things might even take a turn for the worse if that’s even possible at this point.

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PrimaryKey
PrimaryKey

So when asked whats in the parcel just tell Royal Fail its something other than a Note 7

jamieridler
jamieridler

I’m pretty sure ParcelForce are part of the Royal Mail group, would they not also be refusing parcels with a Note 7 too?

stondec
stondec

This whole thing is ridiculous. The phone is not a bomb and will not cause any explosion or fire. The bad once only melt during charging, not spontaneously

bobbylechat
bobbylechat

Come on, let’s all be realistic, the note 7 should just be discontinued by Samsung. Let’s move on to the S8 straight away

sanayp
sanayp

The number “7” seems to be a unlucky number for Samsung.

Should have released Note 6 and would have been fine.

Fremenos
Fremenos

I would rather send it attached to pigeons leg then Royal mail

MStuart
MStuart

Hahaha. So true.

sanayp
sanayp

Yes thats what they used to do in oldern days use pigeons to deliver

ijazali
ijazali

Breaking: “DHL Employee driving around with truck containing Samsung Note 7 smartphones mistaken for potential terrorist”