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Galaxy Note 7 now banned from air travel

Withdrawn by Samsung and recalled from store shelves, the explosion-prone Galaxy Note 7 is now forbidden in the skies. The Federal Aviation Administration has officially banned it, via an emergency prohibition order, making it a federal crime to take one on board an airplane. The order restricts passengers from carrying the phone “on their person, in carry-on baggage, in checked …

Samsung’s Galaxy TabPro S upgrade gets a spec bump under a new gold coat of paint

There’s going to come a time when not every mention of Samsung will elicit some snarky comment about exploding smartphones. Now is not that time. And the Galaxy TabPro S Gold Edition is certainly not the product to serve as catalyst. In fact, it will probably be a little while before the company has an offering compelling enough to shift the public consciousness back to the …

Samsung kills the Galaxy Note 7 for good

Samsung is permanently discontinuing production and sales of the Galaxy Note 7 smartphone, owing to safety fears over defective batteries including in replacement handsets the company had subsequently sent to customers following a recall of original devices last month. The news was reported earlier by the WSJ, and a spokeswomen for Samsung confirmed it is ending production of the device, telling TechCrunch: “We can confirm the report that Samsung has …

Samsung is reportedly temporarily halting production of the Galaxy Note 7

A little over a month after issuing a recall of its high-end handset and at the end of weekend littered with multiple reports of malfunctioning replacement units, Samsung has reportedly suspended production on the Galaxy Note 7. In the wake of announcements by AT&T and T-Mobile that the carriers will halt sales of the phone, Korean news agency Yonhap is reporting that the electronics giant will …

Two carriers halt sales of the Galaxy Note 7 as reports of problematic replacements pile up

You know what? It might be time to just go ahead and trade in that new Galaxy Note 7 for something else entirely. Thankfully, most of the major carriers here in the US have made it fairly easily to trade the problematic handset in for a completely different phone. And AT&T and T-Mobile have since taken things a step farther by halting sales of the device …

Samsung addresses concerns over Galaxy Note 7 replacement issues

Samsung’s media arm continues code red damage control in the wake of the latest report surrounding a faulty Galaxy Note 7. The incident, which occurred on a Southwest flight earlier this week, further complicates the matters for several reasons beyond the already troubling fact that it played out on a plane – which, thankfully, was still at the gate. The device involved in the incident …

Southwest plane evacuated after Samsung Note 7 catches fire. It was a recall replacement.

In Louisville, KY today, a Southwest Airlines plane that had not yet left the ground was evacuated on the runway, after one passenger’s Samsung smartphone caught fire. No injuries were reported. Southwest said passengers and airline employees evacuated SW 994 destined for Baltimore, after a passenger reported “smoke emitting from a Samsung electronic device.” Verge says the passenger whose phone caught fire is …

Some of Samsung’s washing machines are reportedly exploding now, too

Probably not the kind of thing Samsung was hoping it would be dealing with in the wake of a massive Galaxy Note 7 recall, but here we are. And here’s the statement from the company’s media relations wing: It is important to note that Samsung customers have completed hundreds of millions of loads without incident since 2011. That message comes after the US Consumer Product …

The FAA asks airlines to prohibit powering up or charging the Galaxy Note 7 on flights

A day after the Consumer Product Safety Commission formally issued a recall of Samsung’s occasional explosion-making Galaxy Note 7, the FAA is offering a more strictly worded warning against the troubled phablet. A week or so ago, the Federal Aviation Administration issued a fairly benign suggestion, “strongly advis passengers not to turn on or charge these devices on board aircraft and not to stow them …

FAA warns not to check your Galaxy Note 7 or fly with it on

An exploding phone is by no means a good thing, but if it has to explode, it’s hard to think of a worse place for it to do so than on a plane. Well, not that hard, but it’s definitely a bad one. In wake of the occasional combusting Galaxy Note 7 and the its subsequent recall, the FAA has advised passengers to exercise caution …