SriLankan bans use or charging of Samsung Galaxy Note 7

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SriLankan Airlines said today that it has completely banned the use or charging of Samsung’s latest Galaxy Note7 smartphone on board all its flights with immediate effect until further notice.


    
Full Statement issued by SriLankan Airlines

Colombo, September 15. 2016: SriLankan Airlines has completely banned the use or charging of Samsung’s latest Galaxy Note7 smartphone on board all its flights with immediate effect until further notice, following Samsung suspending its sales in the wake of several incidents of phone batteries catching fire.

The ban applies to turning on or charging any Samsung Galaxy Note7 on board, or shipping it in checked-in luggage and cargo. Passengers are also being advised of the ban through on-board announcements and notices at airport check-in counters.

Several other airlines and aviation authorities have also announced similar bans. The international Air Transport Association (IATA) of which SriLankan Airlines is a member and United States Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) have also issued directives banning the use and charging of Samsung Galaxy Note 7 smartphones on flights.

The FAA in a statement said: “In light of recent incidents and concerns raised by Samsung about its Galaxy Note7 devices, the Federal Aviation Administration strongly advises passengers not to turn on or charge these devices on board aircraft and not to stow them in any checked baggage.”

Samsung has postponed the launch of the Galaxy Note7 in India and a statement on its website said: “In response to recently reported cases of the new Galaxy Note7, we conducted a thorough investigation and found a battery cell issue. To date there have been 35 cases that have been reported globally and we are currently conducting a thorough inspection with our suppliers to identify possible affected batteries in the market. However, because our customers’ safety is an absolute priority at Samsung, we have delayed sales of Galaxy Note7 in India.”

Corporate Communications
SriLankan Airlines

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  • AneHuke Thursday, 15 September 2016 09:02 PM

    You sound like an Apple ambassador, good for you.

    Unchikun Friday, 16 September 2016 08:29 AM

    Yes, I am a Apple or Mac user as I go for quality and reliability !

    Unchikun Thursday, 15 September 2016 06:36 PM

    Good things no cheap, cheap things no good, an old English saying! Now we in Sri Lanka should realize this and stop promoting them. Some call this cheap junk "technology at an affordable price" Beware!

    Nijamul Thursday, 15 September 2016 06:46 PM

    Meanwhile North Korea replacing all their hand grenades with note 7's

    Unchikun Thursday, 15 September 2016 08:40 PM

    Good news! I have band myself from using Srilankan Airlines many years ago for my security. A druken pilot is a bigger risk than a phone.

    CitizenPerera Thursday, 15 September 2016 08:48 PM

    Similar risks are also in batteries with Apple and Microsoft products and not only a problem with Samsung.

    Milo Thursday, 15 September 2016 08:49 PM

    I'm more worried about our drunk pilots


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