New York, New Jersey authorities request that riders turn off their Galaxy Note 7 on buses, trains15
Also included in the ban are New York City buses run by the MTA. Passengers entering MTA stations also have to refrain from turning on their Galaxy Note 7 "due to concerns (that the) device's battery can ignite." In addition, those with the handset are not being allowed to take advantage of the built-in charging ports available on certain MTA buses. Many of the times when the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 reportedly exploded, the device was being charged.
The MTA does have a rule that prohibits subway or bus riders from carrying hazardous or flammable materials on board a bus or train. Thanks to the defective battery on board some units of Samsung's popular new phablet, the Galaxy Note 7 would fit in that category.
The New Jersey Transit Authority had earlier requested that those with the device turn it off before entering one of its stations, or boarding a Transit Authority bus or train.
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 Samsung
8 November Samsung Canada will exchange Galaxy Note 7s, bought from a third-party
3 November Samsung promises to work hard towards regaining consumer trust
3 November Samsung promises to get rid of its Galaxy Note 7 stockpiles with minimal damage to the environment
1 November Chinese customers outraged after Samsung execs kneeled to apologize for the Galaxy Note 7 fiasco