Airlines ban Samsung Galaxy note 7 on flights

Recently reported, several airlines ban the use of Samsung Galaxy Note 7 on flights after the South Korean electronics giant issued a global recall for the device.

As such, for security purposes airlines has prohibited each use while on flight.

Philippine Airlines (PAL) has moved to forbid the use and charging of Samsung Galaxy Note 7 smartphones on its flights. “PAL is issuing this directive in line with the recall order made … by Samsung Electronics Company Limited,” it said in an advisory on its official Facebook account.

“Findings showed that the Galaxy Note 7 batteries and phone units have caught fire during charging, prompting the manufacturer to recall all units sold worldwide,” PAL said. Safety remains a cornerstone of PAL operations and, as such, the flag carrier will be ensuring full compliance on board each flight and is seeking the full cooperation of … passengers,” it added.

According to PAL, the device is not allowed  as check-in item but may be hand-carried as long as the gadget is switched off at all times. “All Samsung Galaxy Note 7 units – whether used or brand new – will not be accepted as PAL cargo shipment,” it said.

Meanwhile, Cebu Pacific and Air Asia also banned the use of the device on any of their flights.

Globe Telecom on the other hand, issued an statement last week that it will replace faulty units that were sold to its customers.

Earlier this month, Samsung ordered the recall of all Samsung Galaxy note 7 after reports came that some of the gadgets ignited while charging.

Samsung Galaxy note 7

So far as per reports, more than 2 million units of the device have been sold.

As a result, it has been reported that shares of Samsung fell to their lowest level in nearly two months on Monday after the company told customers to switch off and return their devices due to fire-prone batteries, Reuters said in a report. Reuters allegedly told that investors wiped out 15.9 trillion won or $14.3 billion off its market capitalization as of 0303 GMT Monday, as a series of warnings from regulators and airlines around the world raised fears for the future of the device.

 

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