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MAD MARKET: Airline passengers warned not to switch on, charge, Samsung Galaxy Note 7 phones

BBC reports that airline passengers have been warned by US authorities not to switch on or charge their Samsung Galaxy Note 7 phones when on board the plane.

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) also advised against packing the phones into any checked-in luggage.

Samsung recalled the phone last week after reports emerged of the device exploding during or after charging.

Qantas and Virgin Australia have also told customers not to charge or use the phone during flights.

Samsung said it would speed up shipments of replacement Galaxy Note 7 phones to ease safety concerns.

Earlier this week, US TV channel Fox 10 reported claims that a faulty Galaxy Note 7 had set fire to a family’s Jeep.

 

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