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Galaxy Note 7 banned from planes in US

Galaxy Note 7 banned from planes in US

Samsung's decision came after reports of fires in replacement devices prompted a new round of warnings from regulators, phone carriers and airlines.

The botched recall raised questions about Samsung's initial analysis of the Note 7 phone's problems.

On Tuesday, Samsung Electronics Co Ltd pulled the plug on its new Samsung Galaxy Note 7, noting incidents where "affected devices can overheat and pose a safety risk". T-Mobile, in this case, is more generous than Verizon, which means that the consumers will receive a full refund for bringing back the smartphone. "It's the right thing to do and the safest thing to do". "The ban will be effective on Saturday, October 15, 2016, at noon ET". If Samsung were to allow returns of all Gear VR units, their losses would increase even further, despite the fact that the units, which are not defective in themselves, can be used with other devices.

If passengers attempt to travel by air with their Samsung Galaxy Note7 devices, they will be denied boarding. The department has made it clear in its order that any violation of this ban will result in fines as well as criminal prosecution.

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Passengers now traveling with Samsung Galaxy Note7 phones should contact Samsung or their wireless carrier immediately to obtain information about how to return their phones and arrange for a refund or a replacement phone.

The Civil Aviation Authority this week told airlines they had to ensure passengers turn off any Samsung Galaxy Note 7 devices when travelling, but fell short of an outright ban. Packing the phones in checked luggage increases the risk of a "catastrophic incident", the department said.

"This prohibition includes all Samsung Galaxy Note7 devices". Device owners have experienced documented incidents of risky evolution of heat with both recalled and replacement Samsung Galaxy Note7 devices.

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