Samsung has been busy replacing defective Galaxy Note 7 handsets with new ones that supposedly won’t explode. Following the replacements, several airlines who had previously banned the phone have given the greenlight to allow the Note 7s to be used on board the planes again.
However as you might have heard, recently there was a report that a replaced Note 7 caught on fire on a Southwest flight. This isn’t the first time that we are hearing that the replaced units have problems, which is why it doesn’t come as a surprise to learn that not everyone is totally sold on the idea of the replaced phones.
Several major cruise liners have since banned the use of the phone on board their ships. This includes Carnival, Costa Cruises, Cunard, Disney Cruise Line, Fathom, Holland America Line, Princess Cruises, P&O Cruises, Royal Caribbean, and Seabourn. The warnings are pretty standard are ask passengers to turn off their phones and to not charge them.
On Carnival’s website the warning reads, “Guests and crew in possession of an applicable Samsung Galaxy Note 7 smartphone are required to turn off their device, disconnect the device from any charging equipment, disable all applications that could involuntarily activate the device […] to prevent its unintentional activation.” As for the phone that exploded, Samsung is said to be waiting for the handset to be released by the fire department so that they can do their own inspection.