Adding to the woes of Samsung, US air-safety regulator has now issued a statement advising air travelers not to use or charge the Galaxy Note 7 on board following reports of Note 7 getting exploded while charging.
As mentioned in the Wall Street Journal, the Federal Aviation Administration said, “In light of recent incidents and concerns involving the smartphones, the agency strongly advises passengers not to turn on or charge these devices on planes and not to stow them in any checked baggage”.
Not only in the U.S., airlines such as Qantas, Jetstar, Virgin Australia and Tiger Airways has also issued statements commenting on the issue and reportedly banning the use of the smartphone on board.
“Following Samsung’s product recall announcement, Samsung Galaxy Note 7 devices may not be used or charged on board Virgin Australia flights,” a Virgin spokesperson said, as reported by NT News.
Recently, Samsung recalled about 2+ million units of the Note 7 which is a huge bummer to company’s sales and reputation. Currently, of the 2.5 million units sold, about 42,000 are at risk of getting exploding. On the other hand, Samsung has delayed the Indian launch of Note 7. If you own a Samsung Galaxy Note 7, we just hope you are safe. As a matter of advice its best to return the smartphone to the company as Samsung is readily refunding the money as of now.