October 14, 2016

"The US government is taking a hardline stance on bringing exploding phones onto airplanes."

Quartz: On Friday (Oct. 14), US Department of Transportation announced that passengers would no longer be able to bring the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 onto any flight in the United States. by Dave Gershgorn

'There have been nearly 100 reported cases of the phones catching on fire and spewing noxious black smoke, an undesired situation in an airplane’s enclosed cabin.

'“Individuals who own or possess a Samsung Galaxy Note7 device may not transport the device on their person, in carry-on baggage, or in checked baggage on flights to, from, or within the United States,” the US DOT statement said. Any travelers who violate the ban could be subject to criminal prosecution and fines.

'Samsung is expected to see a $5.3 billion loss in profits from the entire fiasco, mainly the cost of recalling, stopping production, and destroying phones.'

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