09-18-2016 09:46 AM
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  1. avivzan's Avatar
    So this story from Gizmodo covers the topic and they claim to have received an actual response from the FAA stating it is being considered:
    The FAA Is Considering a Ban on Samsung's Exploding Smartphones

    Apparently a ban would have been a much more likely outcome if Samsung had done an official recall through the US Consumer Product Safety Commission, but because Samsung didn't do that it is a murkier issue.

    I already submitted my response to Tmo via the email I received that I want to exchange my Note 7, but I gotta say I am now strongly considering going to the Tmo store and just getting a refund. I also have a Samsung wireless charging pad that I got for my b-day in August that I hope I can return to Tmo (even though I didn't buy it from them?) for a refund.

    This sucks the big one and is an absolute deal killer. I've got to be able to fly...do it several times a year for work and family stuff. I'll give it until early next week and if there is no clarity by then on the FAA issue then I'm going to return my Note 7 and use my 6p and wait to see what the next Nexus phone bring.
    It sound to me unlikely that the FAA would actually will ban a phone for those reasons, you know it's not really exploding like a boom right it's catching fire and that's it you can easily distinguished this fire if it's happened on the airplane.
    needless to say that the plane will not fall down because of it... so i think it's safe enough and you can be relaxed if you stay with your note 7
    troshs likes this.
    09-07-2016 11:58 AM
  2. slackerjack's Avatar
    How the hell is Gizmodo still in business...didn't they get flushed with the rest of the crap by Hulk Hogan and his legal team?
    troshs likes this.
    09-07-2016 12:22 PM
  3. Jona005's Avatar
    realistically, isn't there technically a catastrophic risk everytime one brings anything with a lithium battery on an airplane? Or bus..or car..etc.
    09-07-2016 12:33 PM
  4. Jean Sagarese's Avatar
    anyone who has not turned in their phone already should know some lady said her house in NC burned down because of the phone being charged in the garage, no actual proof yet but it will be investigated - why take a chance, mine didn't get hot, it didn't lag and it had no issues but I turned it in Friday because Samsung was good enough to say EVERY phone sold will be replaced no questions asked - why take chances with your property or family
    wirelessgal likes this.
    09-07-2016 01:16 PM
  5. dakini03's Avatar
    09-07-2016 06:25 PM
  6. Blues Fan's Avatar
    anyone who has not turned in their phone already should know some lady said her house in NC burned down because of the phone being charged in the garage, no actual proof yet but it will be investigated - why take a chance, mine didn't get hot, it didn't lag and it had no issues but I turned it in Friday because Samsung was good enough to say EVERY phone sold will be replaced no questions asked - why take chances with your property or family
    I decided to no longer use it. I'm using my S7 and the Note is sitting in the box waiting for me to either return it or exchange it for Iphone or another Note. Another article I read said the iphone 7 might have some delays due to some components. Someone said the batteries in them made by Samsung. Makes you go hmmm.
    troshs likes this.
    09-07-2016 06:46 PM
  7. D13H4RD2L1V3's Avatar
    I don't think it'll be permanent. That would be a major inconvenience for people who own one.

    If they choose to go through with this, I suspect that the ban will be in place for maybe a few months, or a period long enough for most of the problematic Note7s to be exchanged.
    libra89 and troshs like this.
    09-07-2016 07:41 PM
  8. stmax's Avatar
    Geez. First why did gizmodo have to stir the pot? If we just give Samsung 2 weeks we will see if this will all blow over.

    Second. Qantas actually is a reasonable solution. Given there is risk without knowing anytime a new phone comes out maybe the ban should be on charging any phone while in flight.

    This respects what the actual problem is without singling out any manufacturer.
    Shadowyugi likes this.
    09-07-2016 07:44 PM
  9. BOSSY TEXAS CHICK's Avatar
    Sounds like Samsung better get busy shipping some "Authenticity Replacement Certificates" with their Note 7's... Kinda like a Passport for ur phone...lol.. sounds crazy, but have you ever tried arguing with a TSA Agent? Good luck getting passed the, "But Sir/Madam...." lol

    BTC
    delynnie likes this.
    09-07-2016 07:44 PM
  10. coolbreeze78's Avatar
    This is silly. I fly weekly for work and have a Note 7. In no way are they going to turn me away lol. I also fly with an ecig. Never been an issue. Any battery is dangerous. The question is how dangerous? Impossible to answer. Only solution is to ban all battery operated devices. Computers, phones, all if them. Oh, good luck with that.

    And good luck to UPS/FedEx who will be carting 2.5 million recalled Note 7s back to Samsung. Imagine that truck/airplane packed with them. Yikes. Now that's a concern.
    troshs likes this.
    09-07-2016 08:57 PM
  11. TTQ225's Avatar
    Out of curiosity do all notes sat Note 7 on the back? I know on some carriers it does. Just not sure about everyone.
    All Note 7 sold in Canada do not have "Note 7" on the back, just a Samsung logo.
    TwitchyPuppy likes this.
    09-08-2016 02:32 AM
  12. scorpiodsu's Avatar
    Looks like 3 Australian airlines has banned it from being used or charged on board and FAA looking into it.
    09-08-2016 06:22 AM
  13. scorpiodsu's Avatar
    All Note 7 sold in Canada do not have "Note 7" on the back, just a Samsung logo.
    Oh OK cool. I was wondering about that. Thanks.
    09-08-2016 06:26 AM
  14. scorpiodsu's Avatar
    This is silly. I fly weekly for work and have a Note 7. In no way are they going to turn me away lol. I also fly with an ecig. Never been an issue. Any battery is dangerous. The question is how dangerous? Impossible to answer. Only solution is to ban all battery operated devices. Computers, phones, all if them. Oh, good luck with that.

    And good luck to UPS/FedEx who will be carting 2.5 million recalled Note 7s back to Samsung. Imagine that truck/airplane packed with them. Yikes. Now that's a concern.
    Yup I suspect they try to do some quick training on what the device looks like. But I also suspect even people without a note being told to power off their device in some instances.
    09-08-2016 06:28 AM
  15. scorpiodsu's Avatar
    Geez. First why did gizmodo have to stir the pot? If we just give Samsung 2 weeks we will see if this will all blow over.

    Second. Qantas actually is a reasonable solution. Given there is risk without knowing anytime a new phone comes out maybe the ban should be on charging any phone while in flight.

    This respects what the actual problem is without singling out any manufacturer.
    I don't think they're stirring the pot in this instance. I think they're merely pointing out what could happen and what actually seems it could now become reality. I do agree with you the they may have to tell everyone to turn off and not single out one manufacturer. But it's all because of Samsung so I would understand if they do single them out. Good thing my device says S7 Edge on the back lol.
    09-08-2016 06:31 AM
  16. skatergirl's Avatar
    Could be a tricky situation because how will it be determined which are replacement phones or phones never turned in. Are airlines going to inspect every Note 7. It could be a logistical mess.
    scorpiodsu likes this.
    09-08-2016 06:43 AM
  17. lanenubia's Avatar
    How the hell is Gizmodo still in business..
    Wasn't Gizmodo banned by Apple from all iPhone launch events because he didn't return that prototype iPhone that was found before it was launched and and he put it online? Maybe this is his way of getting back into Apple's good graces
    09-08-2016 06:59 AM
  18. rushmore's Avatar
    This is main stream media news now and Gizmodo appears to be the ones instigating with the media and the FAA. Why do I think if an Appple device they would be less propagating in their efforts?

    This will further hurt Samsung Note 7 sales. Shame.
    09-08-2016 07:58 AM
  19. 1213 1213's Avatar
    Wasn't Gizmodo banned by Apple from all iPhone launch events because he didn't return that prototype iPhone that was found before it was launched and and he put it online? Maybe this is his way of getting back into Apple's good graces
    LOL. I totally thought you were joking there before looking it up. Can't believe such a dodgy group even has any readers.
    09-08-2016 08:14 AM
  20. Pinhead117's Avatar
    Hahaha, yep!
    09-08-2016 08:22 AM
  21. Pluka471's Avatar
    realistically, isn't there technically a catastrophic risk everytime one brings anything with a lithium battery on an airplane? Or bus..or car..etc.
    Yes, every Lithium Ion batter is a very small risk which is why airlines ban them from checked luggage. The risk with a Note 7 is much higher since it has a manufacturing defect that, as far as we know, could be in every battery made by SDI Samsung (which provided 60% of the batteries for the Note 7).
    09-08-2016 09:03 AM
  22. coolbreeze78's Avatar
    Is there a way to check if we have the SDI made battery? The "Samsung info" apps don't specify.
    09-08-2016 11:39 AM
  23. AquaRaven's Avatar
    Not sure why they'd ban it because of exploding lithium batteries. I just checked my mom in for a flight and read the notice that you have to agree to, and it already states that transport of lithium batteries is prohibited. Technically, anyone who owns a modern phone that has a lithium battery and they get on a plane with it is already breaking the law, lol. Prohibited in both checked and carry-on luggage, according to the notice.
    09-08-2016 01:52 PM
  24. coolbreeze78's Avatar
    Not sure why they'd ban it because of exploding lithium batteries. I just checked my mom in for a flight and read the notice that you have to agree to, and it already states that transport of lithium batteries is prohibited. Technically, anyone who owns a modern phone that has a lithium battery and they get on a plane with it is already breaking the law, lol. Prohibited in both checked and carry-on luggage, according to the notice.
    No, transport of them in checked luggage is a no go. You must have all LiIon batteries on your carry-on. This includes ecigs. Source: I fly Delta every week.
    09-08-2016 01:55 PM
  25. monsieurms's Avatar
    If the issue is occurs while charging phones this would be a good time to think about banning CHARGING any phone on airplanes. This would cover off the Note 7 risk and any other risk.
    Well, that should bring removable batteries back.

    Not sure why they'd ban it because of exploding lithium batteries. I just checked my mom in for a flight and read the notice that you have to agree to, and it already states that transport of lithium batteries is prohibited. Technically, anyone who owns a modern phone that has a lithium battery and they get on a plane with it is already breaking the law, lol. Prohibited in both checked and carry-on luggage, according to the notice.
    When I first saw those notices that appeared of late, I was rocked--I'm thinking, that can't be true. Not to mention no security person has ever said anything of the sort. That would ban every shaver, phone, laptop, tablet. YET, if you are seated and flying, who ISN'T using their laptops, phones and tablets? Do the flight attendants freak out? Nope. They would be if banned. Instead, they use the routine announcements of "make sure phones are in airplane mode" and so on. It is clearly ok to carry on.

    I asked an American Airlines rep and as another poster said (re: Delta) it only means NOT IN CHECKED LUGGAGE; carry on is ok. Since that conversation with a AA rep, I've traveled many times, been through many checkpoints, had my phone out of my pocket and in the x-ray bins--no TSA agent has ever said a word even when staring at my phone in the bin.

    It has to be "checked baggage" only.

    However, I agree that some of the notices I've been seeing are completely unqualified and highly misleading. They need to address that. I said the same to the AA rep, too. She agreed.
    09-08-2016 03:23 PM
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