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Taking a Samsung Galaxy Note 7 onto an airplane is now a federal crime

Last week, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) officially banned Samsung Note 7s from being carried onto airplanes following the CPSC’s decision to recall all variants after reports started to surface online of replacements bursting into flames, and now the authority has issued an Emergency Restriction/Prohibition order to make it a federal crime to fly with the device in the US. ( More...

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Someone is reading far too much into this. The sections cited in the article (49 USC 5123 and 5124) are directed at businesses which transport hazardous materials as a part of their services. This falls under Subtitle III "General and Intermodal Programs" Chapter 51 "Transportation of Hazardous Materials." The FAA might be able to levy a small fine, but they would likely only do so in the event the flight was disrupted as a result of the phone catching fire.

Gene Poon 1
Cade foster 1
Let the crying begin from all the entitled people....
An old saying ... an ounce of prevention is better than a pound of cure ...
Peter Karalus 0
Another over rwaction by the FAA, we don't ban all recalled auto's,food or other items,... who's going to pay for all this lost business..?? Not all models were affected..incompetent


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