Things are not looking good for Samsung right about now. According to USA TODAY the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 phones will be banned from all airline flights due to many incidents. If you haven’t heard there has been somewhat of a trend almost of these phones exploding or overheating. Yes folks “exploding”. There has been a report of over 100 incidents of the devices overheating and sometimes injuring owners. Since September 15 of this year, Samsung has received 96 U.S reports of batteries in the devices overheating, including 23 new reports since the phone was recalled for inspection. There have been 13 reports of burns and 47 reports of property damage associated with the phones.
The Federal Aviation Administration previously pleaded with travelers not to turn on the phones, pack them in checked luggage or charge them during a flight. Back on October 5 a flight had to be evacuated because a Samsung phone smoke and popped during boarding of a southwest Airlines flight. This is not a good time to be associated with Samsung especially if you’re a stockholder with the company. The company estimates the recalling of the phones when incidents first started occurring will cost it $5.3 Billion. The reason for the ban is because it is seen as a flight risk and all passengers on board are a priority. I hope Samsung gets it together, although I’m an I Phone user I’ve always been a fan of their TV’s. Hopefully it’s only just the phone and not with any of their other products. The ban officially starts Saturday October 15.