While iPhone 7 is looking to be released today, Samsung Galaxy note 7 is being recalled back after numerous battery explosion. The flight has now been considered a flight risk.
The Federal Aviation Administration issued a statement on Thursday that “strongly advises passengers not to turn on or charge these devices on board aircraft and not to stow them in any checked baggage.”
The Samsung Galaxy Note 7 have burst into flames for some consumers, and also Florida resident Nathan Dornacher reported earlier in the day that his jeep caught fire while charging it his Samsung phone inside the car.
Three Australian airlines, Quantas, Jetstar and Virgin Australia flights have also banned the charging of Samsung’s $800 waterproof phone-tablet in-flight.
Though government has not given official directives to the airlines to do so, it was done after Samsung Australia stop sales in one of 10 recall markets, and started exchanging existing models.
The company itself released a statement via their UK company website which note that "based on our investigation, we learned that there was an issue with the battery cell. An overheating of the battery cell occurred when the anode-to-cathode came into contact which is a very rare manufacturing process error.”
"For customers who already have Galaxy Note7 devices, we will voluntarily replace their current device with a new one, beginning on September 19th.
We acknowledge the inconvenience this may cause in the market but this is to ensure that Samsung continues to deliver the highest quality products to our customers. We are working closely with our partners to ensure the replacement experience is as convenient and efficient as possible."