Samsung Galaxy Note 7 banned from Dubai airports
This just in: Samsung Galaxy Note 7s are now banned from Dubai Airports (well, you can take your phone into the terminal, but you won’t be able to fly out with it).
That’s right, a statement from Dubai Airports has told passengers to leave their Galaxy Note 7s at home, as they will be confiscated prior to boarding, no matter the airline.
Why? Well, the Galaxy Note 7 has a slight defect. It occasionally explodes.
“In light of advisories from various aviation regulatory bodies and concerns raised by Samsung about its Galaxy Note 7 smartphone, passengers are advised that these devices are prohibited on all flights leaving Dubai International and DWC.”
Due to advisories from regulatory bodies and concerns from Samsung, the #GalaxyNote7 is prohibited by all airlines flying from DXB and DWC
— Dubai Airports (@DubaiAirports) October 18, 2016
This news comes not long after the Galaxy Note 7 got banned on UAE national airlines, and a week after Samsung announced that they were stopping all sales and production of the Galaxy Note 7.
In light of recent cases, we are putting your safety first and have stopped sales/production of the Galaxy Note7. https://t.co/OuGdjk4dTD
— Samsung Mobile (@SamsungMobile) October 13, 2016
While no incidents of the Galaxy Note 7 exploding have been reported in the UAE, there have been close to 100 reports in the US alone of overheating issues.
Thirteen of which resulted in burns and 47 of which resulted in property damage.
I HAVE A NOTE 7, WHAT DO I DO?
The existing Note 7 stock has been pulled from the market by Samsung Gulf.
Hashim Al Nuaimi, Director of Consumer Protection in the UAE Ministry of Economy, has said that Samsung Gulf have agreed to exchange or replace Galaxy Note 7 devices sold in the UAE (there were around 19,000 sold in total).
For any further enquiries call the Ministry of Economy, who oversee consumer protection, on (600) 52225.