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US govt prohibits Samsung Galaxy Note 7 phones on flights

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The Department of Transportation along with the FAA announced an emergency order to ban all Samsung Galaxy Note 7 smartphones from all airline flights.

The new ban is effective Saturday at noon, Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx said. Federal Aviation Administration released an announcement that passengers are no longer allowed to turn on and charge their Galaxy Note 7 devices while on board the aircraft.

"Anyone violating the ban may be subject to criminal prosecution in addition to fines", the department said in a press statement.

The South Korean electronics giant has recalled all Note 7 phones, including replacements, following reports of exploding batteries and fires, which have led to numerous injuries. If you were looking for an alternative to the Note 7 Samsung may have just made the deal sweet enough for most buyers to bite.

Last month, Samsung recalled the phone all over the world, and offered replacement sets to customers after reports that sets had caught fire. Even the major USA cell carriers stopped selling them completely and offered free replacement devices.

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The Samsung has now started to pay the incentives to their company in the USA with the sum of $100. "Or whatever it could be". A number of airlines have taken new safety steps amid the increasing concern over the potentially unsafe phones.

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United States bans Samsung Galaxy Note 7 smartphones from air travel was posted in Sci-Tech of TheNews International - https://www.thenews.com.pk on October 15, 2016 and was last updated on October 15, 2016. All orders, and production of Note 7 have been terminated and users have now been asked to return their devices to the company doe to safety hazards.

New Zealand Post has told consumers not to post or courier Samsung Galaxy Note 7 smartphones back to retailers because of the safety risk. Samsung has also stopped producing the flagship handset.

At least 13 people reported being burned by the devices and in 47 cases there was damage to property, according to the consumer agency. And in March, an iPhone caught on fire during an Alaska Airlines flight. The company also urged Note 7 customers to get a refund or exchange their phones by visiting their wireless carrier or retail store.

While it's of little effect to Samsung at this point, Galaxy Note 7 phones will no longer be allowed on airplanes in the United States.

Samsung may have expected billions in profits through its Note 7 smartphone, but what happened is exactly the opposite - an expected $5.3 billion profit hit after Note 7 fiasco.

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