Following numerous reports of exploding batteries, Samsung recalled the Galaxy Note 7, Although this decision was an embarrassing setback for the Korean company, it was still necessary to ensure safety. Now several airlines such as Jetstar, Australian airlines Qantas and Virgin Australia advises passengers to refrain from using their devices on board. This decision was made not by the country’s aviation authorities, but by the airlines.
Although users still carry their Note 7 with them, Quantas told Reuters it’s “requesting passengers who own them not [to] switch on or charge them in flight.” Also the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is reportedly considering banning all Note 7 phones on flights too.
“If the device is recalled by the manufacturer, airline crew and passengers will not be able to bring recalled batteries or electronics that contain recalled batteries in the cabin of an aircraft, or in carry-on and checked baggage.
In response to the recall, U.S. carriers have come up with recommendations on what their customers can do about Samsung’s recall. Sprint, AT&T, T-Mobile and Verizon announced that they’ve stopped selling the Galaxy Note 7. For customers who had already purchased the Note 7, click here to know how you can go about with the exchange
Samsung, founded by Lee Byung-chul in 1938, is a South Korean multinational conglomerate company headquartered in Samsung Town, Seoul. Samsung diversified into areas including food processing, textiles, insurance, securities and retail. Samsung entered the electronics industry in the late 1960s and the construction and shipbuilding industries in the mid-1970s.