The Exploding Samsung Galaxy Note Has Been Banned From All Flights In The US
Over the past couple of weeks, you may have seen reports on the news about those exploding Samsung Galaxy Note 7 phones.
Well today, it got real. Turns out, those phones are such a problem that they've been banned from all flights in the US.
The emergency order ban was imposed by the US Department of Transportation (DOT) in conjunction with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA).
That mean it's completely banned. You can't place in your carry-on, store it in your hold luggage or put it in your pocket. You won't be able to ship it as cargo either.
Basically, if you try to board a plane with one, you're faced with ditching the phone there and then or not flying.
This applies to all flights to, from and within America. The ban came into effect today.
Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx said,
Samsung has suspended the manufacture and sale of the Galaxy Note 7 in light of countless reports of the phone randomly exploding.
The device has been branded too great a risk by officials.
Consumer Product Safety Commission chairman Elliot F. Kaye said,
Anyone who tries to sneak around the ban could face criminal prosecution in addition to fines.
So maybe just give in and get an iPhone.
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