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Sunday, October 16, 2016

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 banned on Hong Kong airlines

(CRI) HK Express, Cathay Pacific, Dragonair and Hong Kong Airlines prohibited Samsung Galaxy Note 7 phones to be carried on board the flights on Saturday, Oct. 15.

This follows an emergency order by the United States' Department of Transportation banning all Samsung Galaxy Note 7 handsets from air transportation over or in the U.S. and Canadian airspace.

The possibility of the phones overheating has caused the airlines to move swiftly, initially suggesting passengers set their phones off and do not connect to a power source, and now introducing the total ban. 

HK Express stated, "The safety of our guests and crew is our top priority. All Samsung Note 7 mobile devices are prohibited on all HK Express flights effective immediately. Guests may not carry on or check-in these devices."

Earlier this week, Samsung announced to recall 190,984 Note 7 smartphones in the Chinese mainland market.

There has only been one known incident of defective phone overheating on-board an aircraft, but with nearly 100 phones combusting and potentially causing injuries, Samsung has globally recalled the products and ended any more production of the phones.

Source: CRI

from China Travel & Tourism News


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