Three Australian Airlines Ban Charging Of Galaxy Note7 Phones

September 8, 2016

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The three largest Australian airlines have banned the onboard charging of the new Samsung Galaxy Note7 phone over concerns it poses a fire risk.

Samsung last week announced it would recall Galaxy Note7 smartphones in Australia over “isolated battery cell issues”.

Samsung said users should power down their phone and return it to the supplier.

Qantas, Jetstar and Virgin Australia said they had introduced the charging ban because of the Samsung recall and as a precaution on safety grounds.