New Delhi: The Ministry of Civil Aviation on Friday prohibited passengers from carrying the Samsung’s Galaxy Note 7 smartphone onboard an aircraft.
The decision has been taken following several reports that battery of the phone is susceptible to catching fire.
“This has been done in light of several incidents globally, involving the battery of Samsung Galaxy Note 7. Passengers have also been advised not to stow them in their checked in baggage,” DGCA said in a statement.
As many as 35 cases of explosions involving Note 7 phones have been reported so far. Samsung is currently in the process of replacing all phones with faulty batteries with a new one.