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FAA warns passengers not to use Samsung Galaxy Note 7 over lithium battery safety issues
9 September 2016
Lithium battery fire on a laptop (CAA)

Lithium battery fire on a laptop (CAA)

The U.S. FAA issued a statement not to use Samsung Galaxy Note 7 electronic devices on board aircraft over fears about the safety of the device’s lithium battery.

The FAA stated:

In light of recent incidents and concerns raised by Samsung about its Galaxy Note 7 devices, the Federal Aviation Administration strongly advises passengers not to turn on or charge these devices on board aircraft and not to stow them in any checked baggage.

The move stems from Samsung‘s decision to  recall the Galaxy Note 7 smartphone. Due to an undisclosed manufacturing defect, the lithium ion battery cell can overheat when charging, leading in some instances to the battery catching fire or exploding.

 

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