SAN FRANCISCO – Samsung’s exploding Galaxy Note 7 smartphone, recently the subject of a recall, is now considered a flight risk.
The Federal Aviation Administration issued a statement late Thursday that “strongly advises passengers not to turn on or charge these devices on board aircraft and not to stow them in any checked baggage.”
At issue are the new phone’s lithium-ion batteries, which have burst into flames for some consumers.
Earlier in the day, Florida resident Nathan Dornacher reported that his Jeep caught fire as he was charging his Samsung smartphone. His Facebook post showed pictures of the SUV in flames and what looked like the charred remains of a cellphone. No one was injured…. see more