FAA makes it illegal to use the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 on planes

FAA makes it illegal to use the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 on planes
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) flirted with the idea of banning the Galaxy Note 7 from flights, but until recently the institution limited its messages to strong warnings against using the phablet during flights.

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.

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2. phonehome

Posts: 812; Member since: Dec 19, 2014

It's a hot phone. No denying that.

17. Bm888

Posts: 517; Member since: Jul 06, 2015

Samsung be wishing 2016 is dead and gone....

20. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

Samsung Mobile could still turn 2016 around, and make a better headline than the battery issue.

68. Hoggington

Posts: 356; Member since: Feb 23, 2016

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.

88. tedkord

Posts: 17364; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

They'll be remembered for putting out best in class devices, and quick action to fix a defect in a single product.

59. PHYCLOPSH

Posts: 652; Member since: Jun 28, 2014

Samsung and Apple have already ruined 2016 for themselves, the time has come for LG to step up and gorilla-r^pe the competition. All your banana are belong to LG!

61. PHYCLOPSH

Posts: 652; Member since: Jun 28, 2014

69. Hoggington

Posts: 356; Member since: Feb 23, 2016

Curious how you think Apple ruined things this year? Preorder sales numbers have shattered previous years. Carriers worldwide have reported insane sales numbers. That is a success for Apple.

70. darkkjedii

Posts: 31102; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

He's just posting for attention. The iPhone 7 is gonna be a big success, and part of that success is coming from Samsung.

3. Arthurhkt

Posts: 723; Member since: Apr 19, 2012

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.

5. Finalflash

Posts: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

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.

8. Nopers unregistered

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.

26. Doakie

Posts: 2478; Member since: May 06, 2009

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...

12. Jimrod

Posts: 1605; Member since: Sep 22, 2014

It is bad. The general public will see this as "If I have a Note 7 I can't go on a plane with it because it's that dangerous". It actually doesn't get much worse than that in terms of publicity.

28. IAMBLCKJ3ZUS

Posts: 414; Member since: Sep 29, 2015

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.

46. darkkjedii

Posts: 31102; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

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.

90. tedkord

Posts: 17364; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

The new ones will be out this week. The issue will be moot by the end of the month.

4. Podrick

Posts: 1285; Member since: Aug 19, 2015

Hopefully this results in better and safer battery actually come to market. Not only Samsung but other OEMs as well.

9. vincelongman

Posts: 5696; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

I reckon it definitely will Also even if only Samsung improves their QA, it would still affects the whole market since they make batteries for several major OEMs

6. cdm283813

Posts: 424; Member since: Jan 10, 2015

At first I was thinking no big deal, Samsung will handle this! But this is a complete disaster. The only worst situation is if the phone was banned in cars and public places.

18. mixedfish

Posts: 1557; Member since: Nov 17, 2013

Now when someone asks you "hey is that the new Galaxy", it's not a questions you'll feel proud hearing.

25. RoboticEngi

Posts: 1251; Member since: Dec 03, 2014

Ofcourse i am. It's not galaxy phones that has a bad battery.....And also not Note's. It is 1st batch of Note 7.......

30. apakalo1

Posts: 67; Member since: Nov 19, 2015

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

33. therealestmc

Posts: 679; Member since: Jul 23, 2012

You do know Samsung executives don't come here to read comments, right ?

42. apakalo1

Posts: 67; Member since: Nov 19, 2015

I care less

58. sissy246

Posts: 7120; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

And how do you know who comes here.

34. jellmoo

Posts: 2598; Member since: Oct 31, 2011

"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.

39. apakalo1

Posts: 67; Member since: Nov 19, 2015

@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

41. apakalo1

Posts: 67; Member since: Nov 19, 2015

I m not saying "plenty of companies" aren't doing well. I m talking about the KING of smartphone aka SAMSUNG. I can proof beyond reasonable doubt

50. jellmoo

Posts: 2598; Member since: Oct 31, 2011

You're crowning a king amongst smartphone manufacturers and somehow I'm the ignorant one? Okay then...

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