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Cayman Airways issues warning on Samsung Galaxy Note 7 smart phone/tablet devices

160902041639-samsung-galaxy-note-7-fire-front-780x439Cayman Airways (CAL) has issued a warning regarding travelling on the national flag carrier with the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 smart phone/tablet device.

The CAL statement said,:

“Cayman Airways passengers may still carry the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 device in their carry-on baggage or on their person, but as of Friday, September 9, 2016, passengers were being advised during the preflight safety announcements that the device must not be switched on or charged on board. Cayman Airways is also advising passengers that this particular device is not to be stored in checked luggage.

“This advisory is the result of Samsung’s recent concerns raised about their Galaxy Note 7 device, as well as the subsequent statement from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) in the USA strongly advising passengers against using this device inflight, or checking it in with their baggage.”

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Samsung to limit battery charging on Galaxy Note 7 phones to prevent fires

By Jethro Mullen From CNN

Samsung recalls millions of smartphones
As it races to replace millions of its Galaxy Note 7 smartphones around the world, Samsung has come up with a way to stop the devices from catching fire: update the software.

Samsung (SSNLF) said it’s planning to roll out a fix next week for Note 7 phones in its home market of South Korea that will prevent the batteries from charging above 60% of their capacity.

“This plan is for the safety of the customers,” the company said in a front-page ad in the newspaper Seoul Shinmun. It wasn’t clear if or when the software update might be extended to other affected countries like the U.S.

Samsung, the world’s biggest smartphone maker, is recalling 2.5 million Note 7 phones globally after dozens of users complained of the devices bursting into flames while charging.

The fire risk has prompted warnings from authorities not to use the phones on planes, trains and buses. Over the weekend, Samsung urged Note 7 owners to power them down and exchange them for a different phone as soon as possible.
Widening concerns about the Note 7, one of Samsung’s flagship phones, have wiped billions of dollars off the company’s market value.

The giant electronics firm is scrambling to get replacement Note 7 devices into the hands of consumers around the world. In the meantime, it’s offering customers other devices from its range of smartphones.

Related: Confused about the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 recall?

In South Korea, Samsung says it plans to start providing new “battery-problem-free” Note 7 phones to current owners on Monday. The software update is due to be introduced early the following day for phones that haven’t been exchanged, according to the newspaper ad.

The ad didn’t say whether the update would be automatic or require users’ agreement. Samsung didn’t respond to a request for more information on the software patch.

In the U.S., the company is working with the Consumer Product Safety Commission to figure out how a formal recall of the phones will work.

Asked about the software update, a Samsung spokesperson in the U.S. said that “no action will be taken without the approval of the CPSC.”

 Jung-eun Kim and Jill Disis contributed to this report.

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FAA Statement on Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Devices

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.


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