Galaxy Note 7 phones banned from flights due to safety risk

Regional Express has banned all Samsung Galaxy Note 7 phones after a number of the devices overheated and caught fire around the world.

Rex has banned the Galaxy Note 7 from flights.

Rex has banned the Galaxy Note 7 from flights.

The ban comes after the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) warned passengers not to carry the device “on any aircraft in any circumstances” on Thursday.

Under Australian aviation regulations batteries identified as having the potential to produce dangerous heat, fire or short circuits are forbidden for transport by air.

A Galaxy Note 7 that burst into flames.

A Galaxy Note 7 that burst into flames.

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