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Galaxy Note 7 banned from check-in baggage in India

You would have read countless reports by now that the Galaxy Note 7′s battery is at risk of explosion when being charged. Samsung has acknowledged the issue and it’s now working to provide replacement inventory within a week or so. It’s going to voluntarily exchange all Galaxy Note 7 units shipped since the release. Reports about exploding Galaxy Note 7 units continue to come in even after the recall has been announced which is why Samsung is urging all those who have one to take part in its replacement program.

To minimize the risk of a Galaxy Note 7 exploding onboard an airplane, the government has banned flyers from carrying Samsung Galaxy Note 7 in check-in bags. Passengers will only be allowed to keep the Galaxy Note 7 inside cabin luggage and they will be required to keep the device switched off at all times while they’re on a plane. The Indian regulator’s order comes hours after the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) issued a directive in this regard.

Why those Samsung Galaxy Note 7 batteries exploded?

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It seems like a manufacturing problem. The company reports at least 35 cases where the batteries combusted due to “a very rare manufacturing process error” in which the anode and cathode touched, the company said in a statement on its UK website.

The company decided to temporarily pull the phone off the market just two weeks after it was released and is offering replacements to people who already purchased the device.

In the meantime, US CPSC has provided Galaxy Note 7 owners with one piece of advice: “Power down the [device] and stop charging it immediately”.

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