The Galaxy Note 7 has had a bit of a rough launch, with reports of exploding batteries and an official recall. Now the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has chimed in on the Note 7 and its battery situation.
The FAA today issued a statement in which it “strongly advises” airplane passengers to not turn on or charge the Galaxy Note 7. Additionally, the FAA says that passengers shouldn’t stow their Note 7s in their checked baggage.
With reports of some Galaxy Note 7 devices catching fire and exploding while charging, it makes sense that the FAA would advise against passengers using or charging the phone while in the air. While Samsung says that only 35 incidents of exploding batteries have been confirmed, it’s probably wise for the FAA to be precautious about passengers bringing their Note 7s onto planes that’ll be carrying many other people thousands of feet into the air.
You can read the FAA’s official statement regarding the Galaxy Note 7 at the link below.