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Samsung Galaxy Note 7 banned from flights in China, starting October 27th
As if numerous flight bans imposed on the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 around the world weren’t enough, China is now taking action to bar bringing the phone onboard airline flights as well.
The Civil Aviation Administration of China announced today that, starting October 27th (tomorrow), it will no longer allow passengers to board aircraft in the country while carrying the Galaxy Note 7. The ban is obviously part of efforts to ensure the safety of passengers from the device’s defective battery which has been linked to a number of accidents where the Note 7 has overheated and caught on fire.
CAAC previously moved to outlaw using and charging the handset aboard flights from China on September 14, following the first recall of the device. China’s decision to ban the Galaxy Note 7 from airline flights completely is a logical next step following Samsung’s move to discontinue the global production of the phablet. This move should also help convince Note 7 owners to return their potentially hazardous phones, if Samsung’s rollout of a battery-limiting update to the handset won’t suffice.
Previously, the United States government prohibited taking the Note 7 onboard all US airline flights in response to the threats from the phone’s battery, and so it was really only a matter of time before more regions followed suit. What are your thoughts about the rising number of flight bans on the Galaxy Note 7? Anyone out there still clinging on to the Note 7 despite the recall?