By now many of you guys would have heard the news that the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 is currently experiencing a spate of battery explosions. Thankfully the number of phones that have been reported to have exploded is but a fraction of the overall phones Samsung has sold, but they are still enough for Samsung to actually recall them.
This means that if you own the device, you should probably take them back into the store you bought them from ASAP. For those who haven’t, it would seem that you might not be allowed to bring the device on board an airplane, at least according to the FAA who are considering banning the device from being brought on board flights in the US.
According to the folks at Gizmodo, they reached out to the FAA who said, “The FAA and the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration are working on guidance related to this issue. 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.”
You might be a bit confused by the wording because you’re wondering, didn’t Samsung recall the phones? We suppose in a way they did, but in order for it to constitute as an official recall, they would have to get the US Consumer Product Safety Commission involved, which apparently they did not meaning that since this isn’t technically an official recall, other agencies like the FAA are at a loss as to what to do.
In any case if you do own the Galaxy Note 7, don’t take the risk and just return it to the store and either get a refund or get it exchanged for another device.
- Super AMOLED
- 515 PPI
- f/1.7 Aperture
- No Wireless Charg.
- Snapdragon 823/Exynos 8893