Samsung Galaxy Note 7 banned from regional flights: CASA

BANNED: The recently recalled Samsung Galaxy Note 7 banned from all regional and rural flights. Photo: Peter Hardin 300916PHD010

BANNED: The recently recalled Samsung Galaxy Note 7 banned from all regional and rural flights. Photo: Peter Hardin 300916PHD010

THE troubled Samsung Galaxy Note 7 has found itself on the no-fly list, following warnings from the country’s aviation authority.

The Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) issued a warning to regional and rural air travellers not to carry the device under any circumstances, in either checked in or carry-on baggage.

Under Australian Aviation dangerous goods safety regulation lithium batteries like the Note 7’s, which have been identified as producing “dangerous heat” and have the potential to short circuit, have been forbidden for transport by air.

It follows a recall of the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 by the manufacturer after a number overheated and caught fire around the world.

Major airlines have already banned the device.

CASA has reminded smaller regional and rural airlines and charter services that  the ban applies across the board.

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