FAA makes it illegal to use the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 on planes
posted by Cosmin V. / Sep 17, 2016, 4:41 AM
Now that a Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) issued an official recall for the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 a few days ago, the FAA has issued its own statement that contains some general guidance to airlines about the rules for carrying recalled or defective lithium devices on board planes as cargo or in carry-on luggage.
The bottom line is FAA says that its regulations prohibit air cargo shipments of recalled or defective lithium battery-powered devices. Also, those who do come with one such device on board, may not turn on or charge it. They should protect the device from accidental activation, so disabling features like alarm clocks is mandatory.
It's absolutely forbidden to pack your Samsung Galaxy Note 7 in checked luggage. The FAA's statement published this weekend advises airlines to make these new guidelines known to their passengers to avoid unpleasant situations.
Samsung announced yesterday that the first Galaxy Note 7 replacement units will arrive in the US no later than September 21. If you haven't yet taken advantage of the exchange program, you should do that as fast as possible. In the meantime, since you've been warned many times, including by Samsung, you might want to power down your Galaxy Note 7.
This story is part of:The explosive Galaxy Note 7 saga (140 updates)
9 November Canadian couple abroad had to destroy their Note 7 phones to get home, files class action lawsuit against SamsungAlright, the Galaxy Note 7 fiasco is almost over. Samsung has recalled all of the units and issued a software update that limits active phones batteries to a 60% charge to incite people that haven't returned theirs yet to do so. On top of that, the company is posting apology after apology — a string, which culminated in a full-page remorseful letter to its customers, posted in some magazines yesterday.
8 November Samsung Canada will exchange Galaxy Note 7s, bought from a third-partyEver since the official recall of the Galaxy Note 7 was put into motion, there has been a particular group of buyers that wondered what will happen with their devices now. That is the portion of the users that bought the phablet off eBay, Swappa or similar unauthorized sites and resellers...
3 November Samsung promises to work hard towards regaining consumer trustThe Galaxy Note 7 saga is almost behind us (or at least we hope it is), but the aftermath of it is still very serious for Samsung. Not only did the tech giant lose enough money to make any CEO cringe, but it also felt serious repercussions on its brand image...
3 November Samsung promises to get rid of its Galaxy Note 7 stockpiles with minimal damage to the environmentSamsung says that it's reviewing ways of limiting the environmental impact caused by the Galaxy Note 7 discontinuation...
1 November Chinese customers outraged after Samsung execs kneeled to apologize for the Galaxy Note 7 fiascoIn return, Samsung held an event in a Chinese city where many of the local distributors were invited. Furthermore, in order to thank these retailers for their continuing support of the brand, all Samsung execs present at the event, as well as all other members of the staff kneeled on the stage in front of the audience...
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It's a hot phone. No denying that.
posted on Sep 17, 2016, 4:46 AM 12
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Samsung be wishing 2016 is dead and gone....
posted on Sep 17, 2016, 5:47 AM 6
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Samsung will be remembered for one thing and one thing only this year. And it's not a good thing. As of yesterday, there are only about 150k N7's that have been returned in the states. There are still over 800k on the streets. Not good. S8 will rock, no doubt.
posted on Sep 17, 2016, 11:57 AM 0
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Seriously man, this hit Samsung really really hard. This really teach every OEM a lesson, quality control for every component need to be taken seriously.
posted on Sep 17, 2016, 4:47 AM 10
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Not really that bad actually. The saying "no publicity is bad publicity" is going to start applying now. The product is very good with some having a manufacturing defect that they have fixed. The maker is Samsung and not some unknown smaller brand people can brush off. Also, the main competition has some fairly weak and mediocre offerings this year. So this will likely bring the Note 7 to the attention of people who weren't even thinking about it and the loyal fanbase will not go something like an iPhone because that just isn't even in the same league. The numbers haven't changed much as analysts have figured out and once they start selling them again, they'll likely go far higher.
posted on Sep 17, 2016, 5:00 AM 11
What are you even saying? Most people now will only see the Note 7 as the phone that blew up, my uncle was 100% going to get one, he had the Note 4 and was ready for an upgrade. I told him to wait a bit and now he has an iPhone 7 plus on the way instead. Whenever the note 7 is on the news it's for exploding, not to show off its features.
posted on Sep 17, 2016, 5:07 AM 2
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Did you do the proper techie thing and advise your uncle from hopping ecosystems? You do realize hopping ecosystems makes normal people unhappy right? Hell I tried to switch my mother in law from her Note 3 to a Nexus 6P. That lasted 6 months and she was pissed of at the changes in the OS and soon after I was buying her a S7 Edge and selling her Nexus on Craigslist. Ah what am I saying, you probably evangelized him into the move to Apple...
posted on Sep 17, 2016, 7:21 AM 1
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Not really I have a note 7 duos version I'm actually proud of it. The way they created it is simply astonishing and made Apple go water proof. You seem like a hater that was waiting for Samsung to mess up.
posted on Sep 17, 2016, 7:24 AM 3
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PR wise, it's a huge nightmare for Samsung. This is what it's all about. When the device re releases, and there are no issues, it'll get that positive press, and people will start to trust it again. Samsung needs to be thorough, and see it thru. Once they go back on sale, people will flock to stores to trade them in. I'll be there soon as the doors open to get mine. Most people that haven't traded then in, haven't done so cause it's that good of a device. I've read hella comments, and that's the consensus.
posted on Sep 17, 2016, 10:36 AM 3
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Hopefully this results in better and safer battery actually come to market. Not only Samsung but other OEMs as well.
posted on Sep 17, 2016, 4:59 AM 4
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Now when someone asks you "hey is that the new Galaxy", it's not a questions you'll feel proud hearing.
posted on Sep 17, 2016, 5:55 AM 2
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Samsung I m your loyal fun because you have no competitor (no one can dispute that,except an ignorant or an end user who knows nothing in tech) However, every mistake is a new life. So please just resume your seat Samsung; and consider note7 as a flop and failure. Work work on the S8/Note8. The sky is your limit
posted on Sep 17, 2016, 7:26 AM 0
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You do know Samsung executives don't come here to read comments, right ?
posted on Sep 17, 2016, 8:04 AM 1
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"Samsung I m your loyal fun because you have no competitor (no one can dispute that,except an ignorant or an end user who knows nothing in tech)" Except I am disputing that, and I am neither ignorant and I do know a thing or two about tech. Enjoy their products all you want bud, but don't be so enamored with a brand that ignore all others. Plenty of companies are doing great things in mobile.
posted on Sep 17, 2016, 8:44 AM 0
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@Jellmore I m glad you said you know "Just a thing or two" as far as tech is concern. Meaning you are still classified amongst the ignorant we the techie guys. please, resume your seat okay. you have no idea abt wht I was saying
posted on Sep 17, 2016, 9:17 AM 2
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