The launch of Samsung Galaxy Note 7 has been a much awaited one, as Note series is considered as the best business phones available in the market. The major features of Note series phablets have been able to stir the market and there is a line of fans who love using this very series. With the success of Note 5 in the market, the smart phone company has been taking major steps into releasing its next Note series, Galaxy Note 7.
Unfortunately, Samsung Galaxy Note 7 has become popular as a phone that blasts. Samsung has stopped the sales of this device on account of safety measures. It also gives warning to its users by insisting them to power down their Note 7 device or return the device for a new one. The Department of Transportation, the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) and the Federation Aviation Administration (FAA) have announced on the 14 of October about the device being banned from the U.S airplanes.
The Federal Aviation Administration has issued an Emergency Restriction/Prohibition Order No. FAA-2016-9288 this Friday, the 15 of October that passengers are not allowed to bring along their Note 7 devices to airplanes. According to the order, passengers are not to carry the phone along with them, in their carry-on baggage or in the checked baggage. These phones are not to be taken in the cargo too. If a person has unknowingly brought a Note 7 on a plane, then they must power it off without any delay. Passengers with Note 7 will even be denied a boarding pass.
This decision came up as a result of the statement from the Consumer Product Safety Commission and also by the decision taken Samsung to stop the world wide sale of the Galaxy Note 7 phones. Apart from stopping the sales of Note 7, Samsung informed the users of Note 7 to Power Down the phones all at once and return them to get a refund or a new phone.
It is quite obvious for FAA to make such a move as many of the Note 7 phones have been catching fire. As per the US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), “Samsung has received 96 reports of batteries in Note 7 phones overheating in the U.S., including 23 new reports since the September 15 recall announcement.” “Samsung has received 13 reports of burns and 47 reports of property damage associated with Note 7 phones.”