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China's aviation regulator announces complete ban on Galaxy Note 7

CHINA'S civil aviation regulator yesterday announced to ban all Samsung Electronics' Galaxy Note 7 smartphone devices from air transportation from today after reports that they overheat and explode.

The Civil Aviation Administration of China ordered Chinese passengers and airline crew to stop taking the device in their any of their luggage, carry-on or checked, to ensure flight safety.

The phones are also banned being shipped as air cargo, the administration said on its official website.

"Anyone violating the ban will be subject to serious punishment by the police and the administration according to Chinese laws," it noted.

Airlines and ticket agents must inform their customers of the ban,  the administration said.

It was the second time that China's civil aviation regulator has acted on the Note 7 mobile phones. In a previous warning issued on September 14, the administration asked passengers not to use or charge them during flights or carry them in their checked luggage.

The US Department of Transportation announced on October 14 that it is banning all Samsung Galaxy Note7 smartphone devices from air transportation to, from, or within the United States.

The civil aviation authority of Hong Kong has also issued the overall banning on the devices for flights to or from Hong Kong.

Samsung has announced to suspend the manufacture and sale of the Note7 device early this month.


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