GSP reminds Samsung Note 7 phone owners of ban at airports

By Jim Fair, Editor
Published on Saturday, October 15, 2016

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A damaged Samsung Galaxy Note 7. 

A damaged Samsung Galaxy Note 7. 



Travelers possessing Samsung Galaxy Note 7 smartphones are reminded traveling with them through Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport and all U.S. airports are prohibited.

US Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx said an emergency order banning the devices would take effect at noon Saturday. That order includes all domestic flights and international flights to or from the United States, according to the FAA.

“They (Samsung Note 7 phones) are not allowed in carry-on or checked baggage, through check-in or on passengers,” GSP spokeswoman Roslyn Weston said. “Anyone attempting to travel with the recalled phones may have them confiscated and face fines.”

Samsung has recalled all Note 7 phones, including replacements, following reports of exploding batteries and fires, which have led to numerous injuries.

The Consumer Product Safety Commission this week formalized the recall affecting 1.9 million handsets in the United States, including one million announced in a September 15 recall and an additional 900,000 replacements.




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