Samsung’s Galaxy Note 7 Use Banned On – Board Aircraft

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Samsung’s list of woes may have increased as the Directorate General of Civil Aviation ( DGCA ) has cautioined air travelers not to carry Samsung Galaxy Note 7 phone in switch on mode while on – board.

“In light of the recent incidents involving battery incidents with Samsung about its Galaxy Note 7 devices globally, traveling public and airlines are advised not to switch on these mobiles during the flight or stow them in any checked in baggage,” the DGCA order clearly states.

It was for the first time that an order of this nature was issued by the DGCA. The DGCA’s prder came shortly after a similar directive was issued by the US Federal Aviation Administration ( FAA ). US passengers were warned not to turn on or charge the Samsung smartphone. The move followed numerous reports of this model of phone catching fire.

The warning has increased troubles for Samsung. It has been trying to replace lakhs of Note 7 phones. It has already stated that it was stopping sales of the Note 7. It was also conveyed that more than 2 million devices in 10 countries would be recalled and replaced with new Note 7 phones.

International airlines, including Singapore Airlines, Qantas and Virgin Australia, have already taken the lead in telling passengers not to switch on Note 7. Passengers have also been cautioned not to charge this phone on flights. Delta, on its part, has issued a statement mentioning that it would comply with any directive and are studying this matter.

Samsung, which is world’s biggest smartphone maker, on its part , had mentioned that it had investigated the issue and found a problem with the batteries. Complaints of several customers, whose phones had caught fire while charging, was being redressed by Samsung.

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