Samsung Galaxy Note 7 banned from flying to new countries
It was believed the case of the unfortunate smartphone Samsung Galaxy Note 7 settled. But he’s still talking about himself. While Samsung stopped its production and marketing last week, the device is still the target of new bans. The ball opened this Friday 14 October with the United States that banned the device on all domestic and international flights due to fire and explosion risks.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 7 banned from Asia and North America
Air Canada followed suit for the same reasons the following day. On Sunday 16 October, it was the turn of Australia and New Zealand to declare him non grata. Japan, finally, has just followed the example this Monday morning by banning in turn the smartphone Note 7. Other companies in Singapore, the Philippines, Malaysia, Indonesia or Taiwan have done the same. Until now, in most countries, passengers had only been forced to travel with their device, leaving it turned off.
Recall that Samsung prompted all owners of this model to stop using it. 2.5 million Galaxy Note 7 have been recalled worldwide since the discovery of the problem of overheating the battery that caused burns and damage to property sometimes up to the explosion.
The burning phablets of Note 7 have demonstrated the dangers of lithium-ion batteries and their potential for damage in flammable or enclosed environments. But they are not the first devices which contain batteries to be banned from flights.