Qantas bans charging of new Samsung Galaxy Note 7 phones on flights

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Qantas bans charging of new Samsung Galaxy Note 7 phones on flights

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Post by avi-addict » Thu Sep 08, 2016 7:39 pm

Qantas bans charging of new Samsung Galaxy Note 7 phones on flights

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Qantas is banning passengers charging the new Samsung Galaxy Note7 on all flights because of fears devices with faulty batteries could catch fire.

Samsung has issued a global recall of the device after incidents of the devices catching fire when plugged in to charge.

In recent days, there have been two incidents of the device exploding, including one case in Perth where a man's phone was scorched as he slept in his hotel room.

Qantas passenger Dean Cabena told Fairfax Media flight crew warned passengers on a Perth to Sydney flight this week against recharging the device in the air.

A Qantas Group spokesman said the ban had been issued following Samsung's global recall.

"Following the worldwide recall of the Samsung Galaxy Note7 Personal Electronic Device (PED), we are requesting that passengers do not charge them inflight," the spokesman said.

Samsung issued the recall on 2 September when it said as of 1 September, there had been 35 incidents involving the device and faulty batteries.

It subsequently stopped all sales of the Galaxy Note7 and is offering customers replacements.

Samsung Australia said it's recall was "voluntary and proactive." It said there had been two instances of the phone overheating in Australia.

An estimated 50,000 phones will be recalled in Australia.

It comes at a devastating time for Samsung, as rival Apple launches its new iPhone.

Sydney Morning Herald



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Post by avi-addict » Thu Sep 08, 2016 7:41 pm

ugh!!!!! wrong finger! ....should be GALAXY... :outtahere:



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Post by Propnut » Fri Sep 09, 2016 7:22 am

Avi - how many times must we tell you, no texting while on the broom. :lol: :haha: :outtahere:



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Post by Bell 407 » Fri Sep 09, 2016 7:58 am

If it's not the airplanes batteries exploding, then it's the remove devices like this that explode. Where to next from here :thinking:



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Post by avi-addict » Fri Sep 09, 2016 10:11 am

Propnut wrote:Avi - how many times must we tell you, no texting while on the broom. :lol: :haha: :outtahere:


ya props....have to work seriously on my spelling....tnx mods.....sure you turned my 'CHARCHING' to CHARGING...UGH what a disgracing embarrassment for an ex teacher/librarian witch......at least I damnwell know how to fly my bloody broom......and one has to suffer anorexia to cope with these small touch screen keyboards....it needs fairy fingers....



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Post by gear up » Fri Sep 09, 2016 2:39 pm

My brother in law took this pic of his wife (my sister) and sent it too me :lol: I think she may be part of Avi's clan :outtahere:

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Post by Bell 407 » Fri Sep 09, 2016 3:59 pm

Yes GU, they live and fly amongst us :haha: :haha:



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Post by avi-addict » Sat Sep 10, 2016 12:53 pm

Exactly....now just watch'it nê!



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