Samsung halts production of Galaxy Note 7 after replacement devices catch fire

Written by | October 10, 2016 | 0

New Delhi: Samsung has temporarily halted production of Galaxy Note 7 after replacement devices caught fire, reported South Korea’s Yonhap News Agency, on Monday.

Samsung’s nightmare came true after reports of their replacement devices which also experienced similar issues. Last week, a replacement Note 7 device reportedly caught fire on a US flight, following which the flight was cancelled after evacuation.

According to The Verge, Southwest Airlines flight 994 from Louisville to Baltimore was evacuated after a smoked Note 7 was spotted, during the boarding process. Samsung had earlier globally recalled its Galaxy Note 7 smartphone over battery overheating.

After Samsung provided replacement phones for Galaxy Note 7,  India’s civil aviation regulator lifted the restrictions on in-flight use of the new Samsung Galaxy Note 7 smartphone.

The option is only for consumers who purchased the phone after September 15. On September 9, the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) had prohibited the use of the high-end smartphone on-board aircraft.

Restrictions still continue for Note 7 phones purchased before that date. Only Samsung Galaxy Note 7 smartphone with a green battery charge indication on their screen are allowed on-board.

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