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Samsung phone flight ban

Update: September, 12/2016 - 10:05
The Civil Aviation Authority of Vietnam (CAAV) has instructed airlines to warn passengers against putting Samsung Galaxy Note 7 phones in their luggage due to the risk of battery fires. — Photo zing.vn

HÀ NỘI – The Civil Aviation Authority of Vietnam (CAAV) has instructed airlines to warn passengers against putting Samsung Galaxy Note 7 phones in their luggage due to the risk of battery fires.

The instruction also requires airlines to stop providing charging service for those phones during flights, citing the recommendation of the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) last Thursday. Airline carriers are to report on relevant issues to the CAAV before September 23, 2016.

Previously on September 9, Singapore Airlines also banned the use of the Galaxy Note 7 on all of its flights. The same day, China Airlines and EVA Airways of Taiwan said they would not allow those phones in checked luggage. China Airlines also advised passengers not to turn on or charge the phones during flights.

Korean smart phone maker Samsung announced a recall of 2.5 million phones on September 2 following reports of 35 explosions due to faulty batteries.

 

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