WASHINGTON (CBS) – The Consumer Product Safety Commission says if you own a Galaxy Note 7, you should stop using it immediately. They say you should shut it off and stop charging the device.
Following reports of exploding batteries inside Samsung Galaxy Note 7 phones, the FAA is telling travelers not to use the recalled devices on flights.
The FAA said in a statement Thursday that it “strongly advises” passengers not to turn the phone on or charge it while on board the plane. It also says flyers should not keep those phones in checked baggage.
Samsung has recalled 2.5 million new Galaxy Note 7 phones after dozens of reports of battery explosions were reported around the world.
An ambulance company in Winthrop said last week that one of its employees was lucky to escape injury when his charging phone exploded next to him as he slept.
Samsung is offering an exchange program to let anyone swap their recalled phone for a new one.