Samsung Galaxy Note 7, a ‘Potential Fire Hazard’, Banned by 4 Australian Airlines

Samsung Galaxy Note 7, a 'Potential Fire Hazard', Banned by 4 Australian AirlinesSamsung Galaxy Note 7, a ‘Potential Fire Hazard’, Banned by 4 Australian Airlines
HIGHLIGHTS
Qantas, Jetstar, Virgin Australia and Tiger Airlines have banned Note 7
Qantas in a statement to customers called Note 7 a ‘potential fire risk’
Several airlines across the world have now banned Galaxy Note 7
As many as four Australian airlines have banned Samsung Galaxy Note 7 from all flights
due to “potential fire hazard.” The ban by Qantas, Jetstar, Virgin Australia and Tiger Airlines came into effect yesterday.

Qantas, which also owns Jetstar, issued a statement advising its customers that carrying Samsung Galaxy Note 7 devices on-board was prohibited on all flights due to concerns regarding “potential fire risk” from the device’s battery after a number of incidents worldwide.

(Also see: Banned From Flights, Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Is Being Replaced at Seoul Airport)

“The ban applies to devices being carried onto the aircraft, in carry-on baggage as well as check-in luggage. Other Samsung devices are not affected,” it noted.

Initially, the device was allowed if it had been turned off and not charged during the flight.
(Also see: Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Use Banned on All Flights in India)

Virgin Australia, which owns Tiger, issued a statement, saying: “The use of Samsung Galaxy Note 7 devices is currently prohibited on all Virgin Australia and TigerAir Australia flights and the complete ban announced today is an additional safety measure.”

The ban has come after US Department of Transportation issued an emergency order to ban the gadget on all flights to and from the country on Friday.

Samsung, the world’s largest smartphone maker, has stopped the production and recalled all Galaxy Note 7 phones and replacements following reports of exploding batteries and fires.

Samsung Galaxy Note7 Samsung Galaxy Note7
KEY SPECS
NEWS
Display
5.70-inch
Processor
1.6GHz
Front Camera
5-megapixel
Resolution
1440×2560 pixels
RAM
4GB
OS
Android 6.0.1
Storage
64GB
Rear Camera
12-megapixel
Battery capacity
3500mAh
See full Samsung Galaxy Note7 specifications
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