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Published: Thu, September 15, 2016
Economy | By Melissa Porter

Australian airlines ban use, charging of Galaxy Note 7

Australian airlines ban use, charging of Galaxy Note 7

Airlines in Australia were even faster with banning Samsung's phablet from certain use scenarios during flights. "We will have a new Galaxy Note7 on the way to you as soon as possible".

Nathan Dornarcher told WVTV that he was charging his Samsung Note 7 in the center console his Jeep on Monday while unloading a desk from the trunk.

Samsung issued a global recall of the phones a day before pre-ordered phones arrived on the United Kingdom market because the batteries in the phones were overheating.

Galaxy Note 7 recall issue seems to be an unfortunate event for Samsung as it happened just within weeks after its launch.

Samsung said that handset exchanges will take priority over sales of new, presumably non-exploding, devices.

An official recall would make it illegal for retailers to sell the Galaxy Note 7 in the US until the issue is resolved and a new, safer model of the device is available, according to 9to5Google.

The Korean tech giant is now working with its supplier partners and mobile operators to voluntarily replace every Galaxy Note 7 it has sold, some 2.5 million units worldwide.

Melbourne business analyst Tham Hua's Samsung Galaxy Note7 smartphone reportedly burst into flames while charging, causing $1800 damage to his hotel room.

Samsung Australia said its recall was "voluntary and proactive".

In a note recently posted on its website, Facebook-owned Oculus has warned the users of Samsung's Galaxy Note 7 handset not to use the device with the Gear VR headset. The company is now working with suppliers to root out other "affected batteries" in the market. The spontaneous combustion of their batteries draws parallels to the exploding Note 7's.

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