Samsung to expedite US Galaxy Note 7 shipments this week

Samsung last week issued a recall of Galaxy Note 7 smartphone in 10 markets, including the United States


Reuters September 09, 2016
US Federal Aviation Administration strongly urged passengers Thursday not to turn on or charge Samsung Galaxy Note 7 smartphones on planes. PHOTO: AFP

Samsung Electronics Co Ltd said on Friday it will expedite new shipments of its Galaxy Note 7 smartphones from this week in response to a US regulator's advisory to not to turn or charge the phone in flight due to faulty batteries.

US warns against using Samsung Galaxy Note 7 on planes

"We plan to expedite new shipments of Galaxy Note 7 starting from this week in order to alleviate any safety concerns and reduce any inconvenience for our customers," Samsung said in a statement in response to the US Federal Aviation Administration's advisory issued on Thursday.

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“In light of recent incidents and concerns raised by Samsung about its Galaxy Note 7 devices, the Federal Aviation Administration strongly advises passengers not to turn on or charge these devices on board aircraft and not to stow them in any checked baggage,” the FAA said in a statement.

Samsung last week issued a recall of its premium Galaxy Note 7 smartphone in 10 markets, including the United States, as they were equipped with batteries prone to catch fire.

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