The airlines SAS and Norwegian are prohibiting passengers from using the new Samsung phone Galaxy Note 7 on board their aircraft, because of the risk of battery explosions and fire.
– It’s about the safety of our passengers, said the press officer of SAS Fredrik Henriksson to the Swedish newspaper Aftonbladet.
Friday night they decided to ban use or charging to airline travelers who have the phone on board.
SAS started informing all travelers of the ban Saturday before their planes take off. SAS will not allow passengers to have the phones in their checked baggage – the phone must be turned off in your hand luggage.
Samsung Electronics recalled the product after just two weeks from launching the phone. Last week the new top model Galaxy Note 7 had 35 recorded cases where batteries have exploded during charging.
The Federal Aviation Agency (FAA) Friday urged travelers not to use that phone on any airplanes – and advised against turning on or charging the mobile on board.
Source: NTB scanpix / Norway Today