Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) has warned passengers not to bring Samsung Galaxy Note 7 smartphones on its planes as it joins other airlines around the world in warning passengers against using them on flights. Also Read - Samsung reveals Galaxy Z Fold 3, Galaxy Z Flip 3 features officially, S Pen support confirmedAlso Read - Amazon Prime Day sale deals revealed: Discount on OnePlus Nord CE, Mi 11X, Samsung Galaxy M42
“In view of recent reports about Samsung Galaxy Note 7 devices and the international warnings to airline passengers not to carry this smartphone during flights, PIA passengers are also strongly advised not to carry it, not even in their check-in luggage, as it may compromise aircraft and passenger safety,” said a statement issued by the airlines spokesperson. The flag carrier’s move came following some foreign airlines stopped their customers from taking the phone online. Samsung recalled 2.5 million phones last week after a US family’s jeep caught fire due to the explosion of the phone. After the incident, several other customers also complained that their phone exploded during charging or answering calls. The smartphone company said battery problems led to the phones catching fire, adding that it was difficult to sort out the affected phones among the already sold ones.
The phone company announced to replace all devices that were handed in from September 19. Launched last month, the seventh version of the Galaxy Note series was otherwise well-received by consumers and critics. ALSO READ: Samsung explains why Galaxy Note 7 batteries are exploding
Lately, we have come across many smartphone explosions. It was only in the last week that a few reports claimed that the latest launched Galaxy Note 7 smartphones with defected batteries exploded. Samsung has confirmed that it is halting the sales of the Galaxy Note 7, and has also issued a global recall. The Korean company has asked users to return all the Galaxy Note 7 devices and said it expected it would take two weeks for the replacement devices. Samsung acknowledged the problem and said that it will replace all the Galaxy Note 7 units, regardless of when it was purchased. The matter has also delayed sales of the Galaxy Note 7 in India.