Taking Your Note 7 On A Plane Can Now Land You Up To 10 Years Jail Term Or A Hefty Fine
Its no more news that Samsung is already done with the Galaxy Note 7. This move was really necessary since the device turned out to be a potential threat to users even after the first recall. Even though Samsung has already Started a second recall of the device, many users are crippling the process as a lot of people are reluctant to return theirs, even with the $100 dollars credit that Samsung is offering.
Sometime ago, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) issued a prohibition order and possession of the Samsung Galaxy Note 7. But now they have a taken a step further to make it a federal crime.
According to the order by FAA, it is forbidden to transport or offer to transport a Galaxy Note 7 on the plane, whether it is in your hand luggage, in checked baggage or cargo. Whoever does this will be subject to a fine of up to US $179,933 per day of violation and could be sentenced up to 10 years in prison.
According to the FAA, the restriction applies to all Galaxy Note 7, substituted or not, is necessary because “only a fire incident is a high risk of death, serious illness, severe personal injury and damage to property and the environment.” The risk is increased when the fire “occurs on board an aircraft during flight.”
So if you are planning on going on a plane with Galaxy Note 7 especially to or from the US, then you might want to reconsider. Also I will advice anyone still in possession of the device to take opportunity of the Recall and exchange it for a more safer smartphone. Just to be on the safe side.