FAA Directive:  New Samsung Phone Poses Inflight Fire Risks

FAA Directive: New Samsung Phone Poses Inflight Fire Risks

The FAA issued a directive to airlines late Thursday evening warning them to not allow passengers to turn on, use, or charge Samsung’s Galaxy Note 7 phones while aboard an aircraft.   Apparently the phones are prone to spontaneous combustion due to a flaw in their Lithium batteries.

The directive also instructed airlines to advise passengers to not put these phones in their checked luggage due to the fire risk.

The Galaxy Note 7 was released in August and due to several instances where they’ve caught fire and destroyed property, Samsung has already issued a recall to address the issue.

So, try not to burn down your flight! 🙂