Samsung Galaxy Note 7: Prohibited on flights over safety concerns

The troubled Samsung Galaxy Note7, which is being withdrawn across the world over concerns about safety, has been prohibited on many airlines. This includes devices which had previously been recalled and replaced.

As a matter of safety, we expect other airlines to follow suit:

  • Passengers are not allowed to carry the device either as hand luggage, checked baggage or cargo.
  • Any passenger found in possession of the device who refuses to follow the instruction shall be denied boarding.

Samsung have instigated a replacement scheme, asking people with a Galaxy Note7 to back up their data and switch their devices off immediately.

Link:  Samsung Consumer Guidance and Replacement Programme