Recently Samsung has halted the production of Galaxy Note 7 and now Hong Kong’s local airlines Hong Kong airlines, Cathay Pacific, Dragonair, and HK Express banned Samsung Galaxy Note 7 from all flights because of safety reasons.
After temporarily halting the production they have decided to permanently stop the production of the Galaxy Note 7 device as nearly over hundred handsets overheated and reported to cause serious damage and sometimes even injuries to the users.
The fault was caused by a battery defect that Samsung has failed to repair even after the global recall of the device. This forced customers to seek refunds from the manufacturer.
Last week an incident happened in Hong Kong flight where a Note 7 device smoked. This has alerted all the airlines that this threat is very real and can cause severe damage if neglected. Therefore many airlines took action very swiftly.
Saturday morning HK Express pressed an immediate ban on the Galaxy Note 7 device and other airlines like Cathay Pacific, Dragonair, and Hong Kong Airlines also confirmed the said action.
HK Express quoted that “The safety of our guests and crew is our top priority. All Samsung Note7 mobile devices are prohibited on all HK Express flights effective immediately. Guests may not carry on or check-in these devices.”
Other airlines like Hong Kong Airlines,Cathay Pacific, and Dragonair also quoted similar statements.