Cruise lines ban the recalled version of the Samsung Galaxy Note 7

On the same day that a "safe" Samsung Galaxy Note 7 exploded inside a Southwest airliner just as passengers started boarding the flight, a number of major cruise lines announced that they are banning passengers and crew members from carrying the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 purchased before September 15th. The cruise lines that have taken this action include Carnival, Costa Cruises, Cunard, Disney Cruise Line, Fathom, Holland America Line, Princess Cruises, P&O Cruses, Royal Caribbean and Seabourn.

Carnival's website tells prospective seafaring passengers and crew members that if they own a recalled Samsung Galaxy Note 7, the phablet must be turned off and disconnected from the charger. Any apps that could turn on the phone involuntarily must be disabled.

Even though we have seen at least two of the "safer" versions of the Galaxy Note 7 explode, the newer models received in exchange of older units, and Galaxy Note 7 handsets purchased after September 21st are welcome on the ships with no restrictions. To tell the models apart, those with the defective battery sport a battery charging icon in white. Those phones that have the "safe" battery have the charging icon in green.

With the older, dangerous models recalled and exchanged, and the newer " safer" models now in stores (depending on the country), the ban shouldn't affect that many passengers or crew members. However, all it takes is one lazy passenger or cruise line employee to put the lives of many at risk.

source: Carnival, Disney via SamMobile

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