Following the news that the Galaxy Note 7 is officially being recalled by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Samsung, some more bad news for the flagship Android phone has surfaced.
First up, the Federal Aviation Administration has issued a statement about the Galaxy Note 7 and aircraft. The FAA previously “strongly advised” against passengers bringing the Note 7 onto airplanes, but now that the phone has been officially recalled, the FAA straight up says that consumers can not turn on or charge the Note 7 on a plane.
In addition to not being allowed to turn on or charge the Note 7 while onboard a plane, the FAA says that passengers must protect their Note 7s from being accidentally turned on. This means that they must disable any features that might turn the Note 7 on and that the phone cannot be packed in check luggage.
In other Note 7 news, Samsung is being sued over the faulty battery in its new flagship. A Florida man is suing Samsung after a Note 7 allegedly exploded in his pants, resulting in severe burns on his right leg and a burn on his left thumb that is a result of him trying to pull the phone out of his pocket.
The man is seeking unspecified damages for his medical bills, lost wags, pain and suffering, and other injuries.
“We don’t comment on pending litigation,” a Samsung spokesperson said when asked about the lawsuit. However, Samsung is once again urging all Note 7s owners to power down their phones and exchange them immediately.