After several explosions of Samsung Galaxy Note 7, many countries have already issued a notice about to use Samsung Galaxy Note 7 while boarding a flight. Recently India, Canada, and Japan have also issued a notice for the same. The ministry of civil aviation on Friday said- it has strictly prohibited the use of Samsung’s Galaxy Note 7 smartphones on board aircraft.
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Passengers can carry Samsung Galaxy Note 7 smartphone in their hand baggage in switched-off mode. The ministry has advised airlines and passengers not to turn on or charge Samsung Galaxy Note 7 during flights.
US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has already issued a statement on Thursday 08 September 2016-
“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.”
The Wall Street Journal reported on Thursday –
“Samsung has said it shipped 2.5 million units of the Galaxy Note 7 since its launch on 19 August, many of which have been recalled.”
While a Samsung India spokesperson said-
“We are aware of the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) notice. Consumer safety and peace of mind are our top priority. Galaxy Note7 sales have not started in India, and we have delayed sales to alleviate any safety concerns. We plan to expedite new shipments of Galaxy Note7 soon to reduce any inconvenience for our customers.”
Similarly, Transport Canada has also issued a notice on this matter. In the statement, agency said:-
“Transport Canada is advising air operators, passengers and crew of this safety risk and recommends that Samsung Galaxy Note 7 devices be carried in the cabin, where an incident can be immediately mitigated, and not in checked baggage. Transport Canada also strongly recommends against using or charging these devices in the cabin of an aircraft.”
A similar advisory has also been issued by Japanese regulators as well. We would also like to mention here that Samsung Galaxy Note 7 phone is yet to go on sale in India and Japan.
Meanwhile, a couple of Australian airlines – Qantas and Virgin Australia – have also asked Galaxy Note 7 users to not switch on or charge the phone inside the flight.