Saturday, October 15, 2016

Ready to face fine for carrying a Samsung Galaxy Note 7 on a Flight?

The US Department of Transportation has banned the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 smartphones. The devices won't be allowed aboard passenger or cargo aircraft even if they have been shut off, the US announced on Friday.

All passenger who try to carry Samsung Galaxy Note 7 smartphones on flights will have to confiscated and may face fines under an US emergency order.

US Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx said we are taking this additional step because even one fire incident in flight poses a high risk of severe personal injury and puts many lives at risk."

Samsung on Tuesday had said that it was halding production and sales of the device after the latest spate of smoke, overheating and fire incidents.

Anyone violating the ban may be subject to criminal prosecution in addition to fines, the US said.

Samsung also said we are working with US officials and airlines to notify owners of the phone about the emergency order.

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