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Lufthansa bans Samsung Note 7 phones, asks passengers to 'leave them at home

Samsung has recalled over 2.5 million of the phones after faulty batteries reportedly caused the device to catch fire

AP/PTI  |  Berlin 

A customer uses his Samsung Electronics' Galaxy Note 7 as he waits for an exchange at company's headquarters in Seoul. (Reuters)
A customer uses his Samsung Electronics' Galaxy Note 7 as he waits for an exchange at company's headquarters in Seoul. (Reuters)

German carrier is the latest airline to impose a total ban on passengers taking the Galaxy Note 7 on any of its flights.

The airline had previously banned the phone from flights in the United States and told passengers on other flights to keep the device switched off and unplugged.

On Wednesday, said on its Twitter account: "As per an official directive, Note 7 smartphones are not permitted on any of our flights. Please leave them at home!"
has recalled more than 2.5 million of the phones after faulty batteries reportedly caused the device to catch fire.

First Published: Wed, October 19 2016. 08:13 IST
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