Samsung's 'exploding' Galaxy Note 7 may be banned from flights

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  1. FFR, Sep 7, 2016
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    Seems to be going from bad to worse for Samsung.


    "Samsung's 'exploding' Galaxy Note 7 may be banned from flights"
    http://www.wired.co.uk/article/galaxy-note-may-be-banned-on-planes


    "America’s airline regulator, the Federal Aviation Authority (FAA), is considering banning the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 from all flights.

    Samsung has asked for the voluntary recall of 2.5 million phablets after reports that at least 35 devices had burst into flames while they were being used.

    Following this, an FAA spokesperson told Gizmodo it was “working on guidance related to this issue.”

    “If the device is recalled by the manufacturer, airline crew and passengers will not be able to bring recalled batteries or electronics that contain recalled batteries in the cabin of an aircraft, or in carry-on and checked baggage,” it said.

    Samsung has not launched an official recall within the US, so the devices are currently still permitted on board flights in the country....."

    *Update*
    Australian airlines ban use of Samsung's Galaxy Note 7

    https://www.engadget.com/2016/09/08/australian-airlines-ban-use-of-samsungs-galaxy-note-7/

    "Australian airlines Qantas, Jetstar and Virgin Australia have told passengers not to power up or charge their Samsung Galaxy Note 7 phones on its planes. "We are requesting that passengers who own them do not switch on or charge them in flight," Qantas told Reuters in a statement. The companies weren't ordered to do so by aviation authorities in the nation, but did so on their own accord in light of Samsung Australia's recall.

    The ban may get a lot wider, as the FAA is reportedly considering its options. A spokesman told Gizmodo by email that "if the device is recalled by the manufacturer, airline crew and passengers will not be able to bring recalled batteries or electronics that contain recalled batteries in the cabin of an aircraft, or in carry-on and checked baggage......"
     
  2. JamesMike macrumors demi-god

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    I think there been some sleepless nights at Samsung.
     
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    They should ban it until it's been sorted out. The last thing you want at 39,000 feet is a cabin full of toxic smoke from Li-on battery.
     
  5. Klyster macrumors 6502a

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    Makes sense to me, but no one with half a brain should have a Note 7 on them anyway.
    I can't see how this is getting worse for Samsung, they've asked for them back.

    The phone is a risk, don't be stupid, back it up, turn it off and send it back, why take stupid risks?

    As for the initial article, is it all flights or all U.S flights? There is a difference.
     
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    When you go through search they will simply check the phone brand and model.
     
  7. N0ddie macrumors 6502

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    Surely the solution is just don't charge the phone on the plane?
     
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  9. MRU, Sep 8, 2016
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    Some of the phones reportedly affected happened when they weren't charging.
     
  10. FFR thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Things just went from bad to worse for Samsung; three Australian airlines just banned the use of the note 7 in flight.

    I updated the original post with more information.
     
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    I am glad they are taking precautions. There is a precedent for exploding phones on airlines in the article below. I think the FAA is going to more cautious now.....


    http://gizmodo.com/an-iphone-is-the-latest-thing-to-catch-fire-on-a-plane-1766081044
     
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    It needs to be a federal recall if it's this bad.
     
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    I don't how that will change things? Samsung has said to replace the Note 7 and will refund and or exchange for another phone. I guess the government can force people to do it?
     
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    Yeah good thing even the dog wasn't hurt. I don't get why some people are still hanging on to these. Do they think it won't happen to their Note 7 or they simply can't go without a phone for a while? That or they haven't heard about the recall?
     
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    I can't see how anyone can NOT beware of it by now. They get emails from their carrier and Samsung and it is all over the news everyday.
     
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    wow that's crazy, imagine if their little 8 year old had been in the car when it went up in flames, Samsung would have had a huge problem on their hands..... The problem is that the new post-recall stock hasnt come in so most people haven't traded their phones in.
    --- Post Merged, Sep 8, 2016 ---
    I guess because folks dont want to go through the hassle of getting and setting up a temporary loaner phone until the post-recall note 7s come in.
     
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    The FCC or whoever is in charge need to make this an official recall. No discussion.

    I said it in the other thread, I suspect there will be someone seriously harmed before this is resolved.

    Whilst it's commendable Samsung did an unofficial recall it's clear some users still haven't got the message and there are potentially dangerous device still being utilised without care.

    As much as anyone can point out examples of other devices failing in the past, there is a massive difference between a device the company that manufacturered has chosen to recall because of a now known fault and one that by chance fails out of the odds.

    People here were arguing for days that well the chances were slim, no one has been harmed it's the same as 'insert fruit company' device or no property has been damaged.

    It's clear now why Samsung has recalled and those things dismissed have very quickly started to materialise.

    This is not the same issue as any other product. This is unprecedented and Samsung should work with official bodies likewise to make sure the recall is stuck to. There are already reports of some users who bought Note 7's via third parties or online or via import not having luck returning their device. Samsung need to just accept any of these devices regardless where customers bought them and facilitate the swapping to an even greater extent.

    So please folks less tit for tat nonsense on this subject - it's utterly irrelevant. Let's discuss the actual issue at hand and its ramifications.
     
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    to be honest no one is dismissing this issue. Everyone has said to return and replace their current Note 7.
    Percentages and facts have been pointed out to those who are only here to cry chicken little.
    Some here have had bad experiences with Samsung in the past and now take this opportunity to project that onto this issue. Then there are the obvious Apple fans who relish this opportunity to throw mud...these people are pretty obvious.

    Then when talking about smartphones and issues with them, giving context is always a good idea. There is a precedent of other smartphones having battery issues. To some here with an agenda or axe to grind they are using this issue to voice a bias. They don't want to have context and facts.

    Then as you have pointed out so many times about new phone releases and how people like to trash the new phone release.....some of that applies here too.
    No matter what product you have no matter what category there will be issues with that product. It is unavoidable.

    Everyone with a Note 7 should follow Samsung's recall instructions and get a replacement.
     
  22. widgeteer macrumors 65816

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    You keep saying stuff like that, and then insisting people return their devices immediately. I take it you're not seeing a bit of a disconnect, eh?
     
  23. jamezr macrumors G4

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    Not at all why would I? Listen we all know you have your axe to grind here concerning Samsung....so go ahead.
    But the facts are still the facts. But we all know that doesn't fit your narrative.
     
  24. widgeteer macrumors 65816

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    What ax is that? I've owned every iteration of Note since the first one, and up until the release of the most recent used a GS7E as a co-daily driver with an iPhone 6S+. What is my narrative, exactly? And what "facts" have disputed it?
     

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