FAA issues warning against using Galaxy Note 7 on airplanes


After reports of batteries exploding while being charged, the Federal Aviation Administration is advising Samsung Galaxy Note 7 owners not to turn on or charge the devices while on board aircrafts.

The national aviation authority is also asking owners not to store them any checked baggage.

The FAA “strongly advises passengers not to turn on or charge these devices on board aircraft and not to stow them in any checked baggage,” the press release reads.

According to Gizmodo, the FAA will update its statement as more information becomes available.

Samsung recalled the smartphone earlier this month, saying that a portion of the devices could have batteries prone to overheating and exploding.

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