The exploding Samsung Note 7 that triggered a global recall was one thing, but a replacement phone smoking inside an aircraft filled with civilians is way below the safety belt. The fiasco later led to the permanent discontinuation of the model, and now the Samsung Note 7 is banned in the United States.
There has been an announcement from Samsung that they will be raising the white flag after the replacement batch also had the same defect and causes danger to the public. The Samsung Note 7 has been discontinued and now people are choosing to get a refund or replace the phone. There are some carriers that will offer to replace the Samsung Note 7 you own if you got it from them since it is a defective model, while some may allow a total cash refund of the phone.
While those who have bought the faulty Samsung Note 7 are deciding what to do with the phones, it is best to know that the Samsung Note 7 is now banned in any U.S. flight, it would be wise to simply leave the phone behind, battery removed from the phone and away from anything that can cause it to set aflame. Samsung reminds users not to charge the phone or even power it on.
Effective on October 15, 2016, the Samsung Note 7 is no longer allowed as carriage on your person, in carry-on bags or in checked baggage, it cannot be shipped as cargo as well .The dangers that the Samsung Note 7 pose on aircrafts that are airborne can have dire consequences.
Regarding all this, Samsung had this to say:
“Samsung, together with carriers, is working to communicate the U.S. Department of Transportation’s new order to ban all Galaxy Note 7 devices in carry-on and checked baggage on flights. We have encouraged airlines to issue similar communications directly to their passengers. Any Galaxy Note7 owner should visit their carrier and retail store to participate in the U.S. Note7 Refund and Exchange Program now. We realize this is an inconvenience but your safety has to remain our top priority.”