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By Staff Reporter : PNG Today

Air Niugini bans Samsung Galaxy Note 7

AIR NIUGINI has imposed a ban on the use of the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 on its international and domestic flights.

This measure follows the global recall by Samsung a week ago, after defects were found on its batteries.

According to reports the firm has sold and issued a recall on about 2.5milllion of these devices world-wide.

Aviation authorities and airlines in response had also issued ban’s prohibiting passengers from either turning on or charging the Note 7 inside aircrafts.

Air Niugini when contacted by the Post-Courier had confirmed its management had issued instructions pertaining to this issue.

“Yes, Air Niugini is aware of the recent incidents and concerns raised by Samsung about its Galaxy Note 7 devices and advisory note issued by Federal Aviation Administration (FAA),” the chief executive officer Simon Foo said.

Mr Foo said the national flag carrier’s Corporate Quality and Safety department has since, sent a strong advice to all ground staff- security and cabin crew to inform and ensure passengers not turn on or charge these devices on board any aircraft.

In addition not to store away any Samsung Galaxy Note 7 in any checked-in baggage.

Meanwhile, Samsung Electronics New Zealand had confirmed a recall in progress on the Note 7 smart-phone in PNG as well.

Samsung Electronics key account manager Brad Pritchard in confirming a stop did not quantify how many of the 2.5million had been sold in PNG.

However Mr Pritchard has said that customers safety was an absolute priority and as part of its commitment to customer safety the firm is offering PNG consumers a loan phone until their replacement Note 7 arrives.

“We are advising consumers to immediately back up the information on our Note 7 then power down their device and return to their place of purchase. Alternatively Samsung can be contacted on +64 9 9152355 to assist progressing a replacement, swap or refund.”

Post COurier / PNG Today

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