U.S. Department of Transportation via TechCrunch;
The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA), today announced it is issuing an emergency order to ban all Samsung Galaxy Note7 smartphone devices from air transportation in the United States. Individuals who own or possess a Samsung Galaxy Note7 device may not transport the device on their person, in carry-on baggage, or in checked baggage on flights to, from, or within the United States. This prohibition includes all Samsung Galaxy Note7 devices. The phones also cannot be shipped as air cargo. The ban will be effective on Saturday, October 15, 2016, at noon ET.
Other countries will surely follow suit.
If you still have a Note 7 in your possession, no matter what country you are in, better contact Samsung, the store where you bought your phone or their wireless carrier to return your phone and arrange for a refund or a replacement phone.
Last modified: October 16, 2016