FAA Advises Galaxy Note 7 Customers to Not Use or Charge the Phone on Planes

Samsung Galaxy Note 7

The Federal Aviation Administration has issued an advisory to travelers recommending them to not turn on or charge their Galaxy Note 7 while on planes. The advisory comes after multiple reports of exploding Galaxy Note 7 units across the world and Samsung issuing a recall. Just earlier this week, an explosion from the Galaxy Note 7 led a St. Petersburg’s family Jeep being totaled.

The move from the FAA comes after three Australian airlines issued a similar advisory for all customers traveling with a Galaxy Note 7 barring them from charging or using the phone onboard while on a flight.

“In light of recent incidents and concerns raised by Samsung about its Galaxy Note 7 devices, the Federal Aviation Administration strongly advises passengers not to turn on or charge these devices on board aircraft and not to stow them in any checked baggage,” the FAA said in a statement.

When Samsung had announced a recall of the Galaxy Note 7 last week, it stated that it has received about 34 reports of Note 7 units exploding worldwide. Since then, there have been a few more reports of Note 7 exploding that has led to some serious damages. Thankfully, no one has been hurt in such explosions, and Samsung has also actively been in touch with such affected customers.

If you have not already, then you should really get your Galaxy Note 7 replaced from Samsung. Otherwise, you are putting not only yourself but others around you at risk as well.

[Via FAA]