The Federal Aviation Administration is contemplating on whether or not to ban Samsung devices from getting onto flights. This is after Samsung recalled 2.5 million the Galaxy Note 7 devices after 35 were reported to have blown-up simultaneously.
However much this decision has not been made, this will definitely be or dangerous business repercussions added onto effects being felt after news that the devices were catching fire due to manufacturing faults.
According to the FAA spokesperson, “If device recalled by the manufacturer, airline crew and passengers will not be able to bring recalled batteries or electronics that contain recalled batteries in the cabin of an aircraft, or in carry-on and checked baggage.”
Lack of immediacy of the measure by FAA has been blamed on Samsung for not following the proper way to institute a recall is to get the US Consumer Product Safety Commission involved from the beginning.
The device manufacturer was forced to suspend sales just weeks after launching in a statement. “Because our customers’ safety is an absolute priority at Samsung, we have stopped sales of the Galaxy Note”
Samsung has sold about 1 million devices globally but called back 2.5 million a number the company says had manufactured and released into the market.
The latest Samsung Galaxy Note 7 spontaneously exploded in a man’s hotel room racking up more than $1,383 worth of damages. “My brand new Note7 exploded this morning while I was still asleep, it was plugged in and charging,” he said. “Phone completely fried, I can’t eject the SIM tray to retrieve my SIM or the SD card. I was using original charger and cable if you are wondering” said the man on Reddit, under the alias Crushader.
According to estimates by Bloomberg, the global recall of the 5.7-inch screen phone could cost Samsung up to $1 billion (£750,000). The recall is bad timing for Samsung as Apple is expected to launch its iPhone 7 at tonight’s keynote conference in San Francisco.
This also comes at a time LG released LG V20 the successor to the V10 and the first device to launch with Android Nougat, the latest version of the Android OS.
In late 2015, the FAA banned the self-balancing scooters famously known as hoverboards that became infamous for containing batteries that would overheat and literally burst into flames. The hoverboards were restricted from flights.