Don't take your Samsung Galaxy Note 7 on a plane

9 September 2016
Don't take Galaxy Note 7s planes

Here's a thing - people getting a flight have been told that they should not turn on, or charge their Samsung Galaxy Note 7 smartphones while in the air, or even have them in checked baggage.

This is according to US aviation officials, and follows the news that Samsung have suspended Note 7 sales after it was reported that there was a problem with batteries, which saw some of the devices catching fire when they were being charged.

The US Federal Aviation Administration said in a statement that they 'strongly advise' people listen to their advice, "in light of recent incidents and concerns raised by Samsung about its Galaxy Note 7 devices".

Only last week, Samsung recalled 2.5 million Note 7s, and confirmed that 35 cases of the rechargeable lithium batteries had caught fire.

A statement from Samsung UK said: "We are currently conducting a thorough inspection with our suppliers to identify possible affected batteries in the market."

"However, because our customers' safety is an absolute priority, we have stopped sales of the Galaxy Note 7."

"For UK customers who already have Galaxy Note 7 devices, we will voluntarily replace their current device with a new one over the coming weeks."

For more information on the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 recall, have a look at Samsung's dedicated page, here.

TOPICS:   Recalls   Mobile

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