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Bans Samsung Galaxy Note 7 smartphones from air travel

Bans Samsung Galaxy Note 7 smartphones from air travel

Individuals who own or possess a Samsung Galaxy Note7 device can not transport the device on their person, in carry-on baggage, or in checked baggage on flights to, from, or within the United States.

Once viewed as a potential insurgent to Apple's iPhone empire, the Samsung Galaxy Note7 has become a cautionary tale for electronics makers worldwide.

The world's largest phone maker this week said it was also expanding a United States recall of the fire-prone model to a total of 1.9 million Note 7 phones, including the 1 million Galaxy Note 7s it recalled on September 15.

The order from the US Transportation Department and other agencies bars owners from carrying on the devices or stowing them in checked baggage during flights.

Numerous fires have been reported, including one on a Southwest Airlines flight earlier this month.

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Italy's flagship airline Alitalia has banned the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 smartphone on all flights effective immediately, following an emergency order prohibiting the phone on flights in the United States.

"The fire hazard with the original Note7 and with the replacement Note7 is simply too great for anyone to risk it and not respond to this official recall", said CPSC Chairman Elliot F. Kaye.

In another statement issued late Friday, the department clarified that owners who attempt to travel by air with Samsung Galaxy Note 7 devices would only be "denied boarding". Any travelers who violate the ban may face fines and possible criminal prosecution and will have their phones confiscated. Any Galaxy Note7 owner should visit their carrier and retail store to participate in the U.S. Note7 Refund and Exchange Program now. This safety measure applies to both carry-on and checked baggage on flights within Canada and is in compliance with the Transportation of Dangerous Goods Regulations. Basically customers could still bring their phones on board, but they weren't allowed to turn them on and nor were they allowed to charge them.

The decision came after reports of fires in replacement devices prompted a new round of warnings from regulators, phone carriers and airlines.


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