FAA issues warning to Samsung users

By: News Staff

ABC6 News/The Associated Press


Following the explosion of several Samsung devices, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is now issuing a warning to passengers not to charge those devices while on board.

Passengers with Samsung Galaxy Note 7 phones should not put those devices in their checked bags.

Last week, the company ordered a global recall of those phones, which could explode due to a faulty battery.

It is unusual for the FAA to issue a device specific warning.

The FAA issued the warning Thursday night, citing “recent incidents and concerns raised by Samsung about its Galaxy Note 7 devices.”

Samsung recently stopped selling the phones and recalled more than 2 million of them after reports that the phones have spontaneously caught fire.

In one case, a family in St. Petersburg, Florida, reported a Galaxy 7 phone left charging in their jeep caught fire, destroying the vehicle.

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