Jersey's Stockton University bans the Galaxy Note 7 in class rooms and on campus29
Apparently, New Jersey's Stockton University has banned the use of the Galaxy Note 7 on campus due to safety concerns. The institution has homed in on the recent reports of its battery exploding and deemed the smartphone a possible danger to owners and ones around them.
Therefore, it took "proactive measures" to assure that the university environment is safe and "free from a potential fire." All students and other people on campus were asked to turn off their Galaxy Note 7 smartphones.
According Mr. Pedro Santana, Dean of Students at SU, students have been open to the safety measure, but realizes that leaving some people without a phone "isn't really good for them." Nevertheless, Note 7 devices will continue to be banned on campus until all of them have been recalled and replaced.
Just today, an exploding Galaxy Note 7 was allegedly responsible for another fire accident with a moving vehicle on a highway. The handset has been banned from several airlines and the New York's metropolitan authority as well. Hopefully, things will be back to normal when all handsets affected by the recall have been submitted for replacement.
This story is part of:The explosive Galaxy Note 7 saga (140 updates)
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