The week is almost over but fresh troubles have hit Samsung’s problematic Galaxy Note 7 phone: major airlines regionally have banned passengers from using the device on board planes.
The list of airlines include:
- Tiger Airways
- Singapore Airlines (SIA)
- Virgin Australia
The spokespersons for SIA and Virgin Australia separately issued statements stating that passengers will not be allowed to charge or power on Samsung Galaxy Note 7 phones during flights.
This development comes after Samsung issued a global recall for its newest flagship phone after suspected battery issues caused the device to catch fire — or in some cases, explode.
US air safety regulators have also now listed the phone as a “potential fire hazard” and urged passengers to refrain from using the phones during flight.
Just yesterday, a Jeep in Florida became engulfed in flames when the driver’s Samsung Galaxy Note 7 combusted while it was being charged in the vehicle.