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Japan bans Galaxy Note 7 on airplanes over fire risk

Japan's transport ministry had earlier issued a warning urging passengers to keep their handsets switched off on aircraft

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Japan has barred all Samsung Galaxy Note 7 smartphones from airplanes, mirroring moves by US regulators and a string of carriers that banned the recalled devices over fire risk concerns. The weekend announcement from Japan's transport ministry follows an earlier warning that asked airlines to urge passengers not to turn on or charge the smartphones on aircraft. But aviation authorities went a step further on Saturday, ordering airlines to ban the devices completely, a transport ministry official said. The South Korean electronics giant has recalled all Note 7 ...

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Japan bans Galaxy Note 7 on airplanes over fire risk

Japan's transport ministry had earlier issued a warning urging passengers to keep their handsets switched off on aircraft

Japan's transport ministry had earlier issued a warning urging passengers to keep their handsets switched off on aircraft Japan has barred all Samsung Galaxy Note 7 smartphones from airplanes, mirroring moves by US regulators and a string of carriers that banned the recalled devices over fire risk concerns. The weekend announcement from Japan's transport ministry follows an earlier warning that asked airlines to urge passengers not to turn on or charge the smartphones on aircraft. But aviation authorities went a step further on Saturday, ordering airlines to ban the devices completely, a transport ministry official said. The South Korean electronics giant has recalled all Note 7 ... image
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Japan bans Galaxy Note 7 on airplanes over fire risk

Japan's transport ministry had earlier issued a warning urging passengers to keep their handsets switched off on aircraft

Japan has barred all Samsung Galaxy Note 7 smartphones from airplanes, mirroring moves by US regulators and a string of carriers that banned the recalled devices over fire risk concerns. The weekend announcement from Japan's transport ministry follows an earlier warning that asked airlines to urge passengers not to turn on or charge the smartphones on aircraft. But aviation authorities went a step further on Saturday, ordering airlines to ban the devices completely, a transport ministry official said. The South Korean electronics giant has recalled all Note 7 ...

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