FLY SAFE - FAA Statement on Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Devices
Recent incidents with the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 has lead FAA (Federal Aviation Administration) and other aeronautical authorities like EASA (European Aviation Safety Agency) to advise passengers and crew members to keep these devices turned off and to do not charge them while on board of the aircraft and do not put them inside the checked baggage.
EASA said in a statement, adding that operators should “ensure that this information is conveyed to the passengers and crew."
Passengers are also reminded of the need to "inform the cabin crew when a device is damaged, hot, produces smoke, is lost, or falls into the seat structure."
Samsung has found a battery cell issue in the Galaxy Note 7 and said that 35 cases have been reported globally.
The lithium ion battery fault can lead the phone to catch fire and put in risk the aircraft.
Galaxy Note 7 caught fire in Australia (Photo: Android Authority)
Samsung Electronics mobile communications president DJ Koh says:
“We are asking users to power down their Galaxy Note 7s and exchange them as soon as possible,”
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