U.S. air passengers who try to take Samsung’s exploding phones onto planes face fines, confiscation, criminal prosecution

“Airline passengers who try to carry Samsung Electronics Co. Note 7 smartphones on flights will have them confiscated and may face fines under an emergency U.S. order that significantly expands restrictions on the devices linked to almost 100 incidents of overheating and fires,” Mary Schlangenstein and Alan Levin report for Bloomberg. “The devices won’t be allowed aboard passenger or cargo aircraft even if they’ve been shut off, the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration and the Federal Aviation Administration announced Friday. Flight restrictions will be extended to each of the 1.9 million Note 7s sold in the U.S. starting at noon New York time on Saturday.”

“‘We recognize that banning these phones from airlines will inconvenience some passengers, but the safety of all those aboard an aircraft must take priority,’” U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx said in a statement. ‘We are taking this additional step because even one fire incident in flight poses a high risk of severe personal injury and puts many lives at risk,'” Schlangenstein and Alan Levin report. “The government urged passengers not to side-step the order. “Passengers who attempt to evade the ban by packing their phone in checked luggage are increasing the risk of a catastrophic incident,” the DOT said in a release. ‘Anyone violating the ban may be subject to criminal prosecution in addition to fines.'”

“The government now considers the Note 7s “forbidden hazardous material” under U.S. law. Anyone observed with one of the phones will be prohibited from boarding an aircraft, the release said,” Schlangenstein and Alan Levin reports. “Consumer agency Chairman Elliot Kaye on Friday also renewed calls to consumers to take advantage of the recall. ‘The fire hazard with the original Note 7 and with the replacement Note 7 is simply too great for anyone to risk it and not respond to this official recall,’ Kaye said in the Transportation Department statement. ‘I would like to remind consumers once again to take advantage of the remedies offered, including a full refund. It’s the right thing to do and the safest thing to do.'”

MacDailyNews Take: Then take that full refund and get a real iPhone.

Read more in the full article here.

MacDailyNews Take: Yeah, this won’t hurt Samsung’s sales at all. (smirk)

Samsung’s products are permanently tainted.🙂

Karma, we’re in love! 💖

Here’s what’s now etched into the collective mind of the public:

A plane full of Apple iPhone users:
iPhone 747

A plane full of Samsung phone users:
Samsung plane

Samsung has no clue why their phones explode, yet they shipped replacements anyway, assuring their customers they were safe – October 14, 2016
United States bans all Samsung Note 7 phones on airline flights – October 14, 2016
Beleaguered Samsung’s cellphone dilemma – October 13, 2016
Exploding Galaxy phones: What did Samsung know and when did they know it? – October 12, 2016
Apple or Android phone makers: Who wins more on Samsung’s Galaxy collapse? – October 12, 2016
People are dumping Samsung’s unsafe, exploding phones and upgrading to Apple’s iPhone – October 12, 2016
Social media users mock beleaguered Samsung’s explosive phones – October 11, 2016
Replacement Galaxy Note 7, deemed ‘safe’ by Samsung, catches fire in Scottish hotel room – October 11, 2016
Samsung axes explosive Galaxy Note 7, shares plummet – October 11, 2016
Drexel Hamilton projects 8 million iPhone unit gain for Apple this year alone due to Samsung’s exploding phones debacle – October 11, 2016
Samsung takes multi-billion-dollar hit to end exploding phones fiasco – October 11, 2016
Beleaguered Samsung permanently ceases Galaxy Note 7 production – October 11, 2016


        1. This is absolutely what is wrong with this country, no semblance of morality or decency. I despise android for what Google did, and I get angry at trolls, but dang, I can’t see talk like that (killing, death, execution) serving any purpose on a forum like this.

          1. ‘peterblulge’ and others are lunatics.
            There is no other way to say it.
            There is something very seriously wrong with them and they need psychiatric help, badly.

        1. You say crap like that and you think you are different than the brainless turds you are slinging crap at? What evidence do you have he is one of them? You are just another garden variety idiot who is a big brave loudmouth as long as you can hide behind your keyboard courtesy of the internet.

      1. And yes I was being a bit glib and facetious. But a line in the sand will be crossed if a Note 7 fan causes people to be hurt unnecessarily, and after all these warnings and bans. It’s the Fandroid mentality in general that creates this clueless moxie when it’s time to stop being a spoiled child, act like an adult and do the right thing.

        1. Too late. You exhibit “Fandroid mentality” to an extent that elevates the object of your scorn far above the plateau you slither upon. You weren’t being “glib and facetious”. You were being a lowlife.

          “it’s time to stop being a spoiled child, act like an adult” … Try taking your own advice.

        2. michaele11111:
          You cannot, repeat, CANNOT out troll the troll.

          Loons like peterbulge lives for this stuff.
          He has no conscience, no sense of right and wrong, no moral compass, and absolutely no empathy.
          Worse, he has no life, no friends, probably no family. Nothing to live for but this sad little website.

          Do you get upset and/or angry reading his vile idiotic rambling?
          Good, that means you are a normal human being with feelings.
          Engaging him just feeds his sickness.

          1. Michelle be aware someone with a name like Blue Moon we’ve never seen before is the biggest identity changing humorless troll around these parts. Not having the courage of any of “it’s” convictions with a constant identity. Sad & yes, pathetic.

            1. You care about votes.
              You vote yourself up every time you freak.
              Think nobody notices you have 5x the votes of anyone else, unless they are unfortunate enough to get sucked into your delusional world, in which case they somehow end up with 100 one star votes when nobody else is commenting??

              What’s the matter, your ‘beautiful Swedish wife’ not satisfying you any more? Or maybe J.J. stopped calling you for advice.

            2. I notice you really care about the votes seeing as you are used to jacking the system no doubt. Hate to break it to you but I only have a couple computers and don’t spend my day making you look bad. (There’s limits to that anyway.) You do that already to yourself every time you post. Don’t have much self-respect either apparently. Really, you have to childishly keep taunting me with the same crap over and over like a true born asshole troll??

              It’s all true f*ckwad. Read it and weep. Heh. I am getting a charge out of your misery and envy. But really, isn’t everyone else on the planet doing better than you loser? At least I have a (Swedish) wife, your poor dog has to deal with your nightly unwanted advances.

        1. You are a sadist ‘peter’, it gives you a great deal of satisfaction and pleasure to insult and hurt others.
          You were either abused as a child or you are an abuser.
          Which one is it?
          Do you hit your girlfriend? (There’s not a chance an asshole like you could convince a sane girl – or man – to marry you.)

          I’ve not been here for weeks, but lo and behold, here you still are. Every DAMN page with a negative title, you’re here spewing your sickness.

          *GET HELP.*

            1. See? People here know you’re a lunatic, it’s not just me.
              And no moron, I’m not either of those other people, though the little voices in your head are telling you otherwise.

              The fact is, most people do not want to call you out, and I understand why.
              It’s like pouring gasoline on a fire.
              You live for this. Hate is what you get off on.
              For normal people it’s too much, but for sadists, they love it.

            2. Anyone else criticizing is just you in another identity stupid. Yes, it is you. When I don’t recognize a name attached to a situation with a troll in the nearby vicinity by default it becomes you. There’s nothing remotely paranoid about it since it’s so easy to do. It’s a tactic imbeciles like you employ on this site.

              There is no way you can justify your actions here. I’m entitled to my own point of view & sense of humor and nothing you can say will stop me moron. NOTHING. Go away, but you’re too much a troll to do that. So the fight goes on. Engaging you I keep some other poor guy from dealing with a troll like you by wasting more of your time, which apparently isn’t valuable to no surprise. Losers have lots of free time on their hands.

  1. “Passengers who attempt to evade the ban by packing their phone in checked luggage are increasing the risk of a catastrophic incident.”

    I voiced this concern a week ago and the higher instance of danger potential with a fire in the plane storage hold. And Fandroid would be just the stupid type enough to do it.

    1. Im not a lawyer, but would think the negligent Samsung user would pay whatever costs are associated with the delay. This could include compensating all the passengers’ ticket fees, crew pay, plane maintenance expenses, baggage handeling costs, etc. Passengers could also probably sue the individual Samsung user for any other inconveniences like nonrefundable hotel fees, cruise packages, lost business deals, etc.

      1. In that extreme case I would imagine the counter argument the defendant would have to give is that all due diligence was made by the airline in informing the defendant on the policy before passing through the gates and/or at ticketing. There can be no doubt that the defendant willfully ignored the notices given. As with serving subpoenas, it is hand delivered and verbal confirmation made to eliminate any doubt that the individual was ‘not informed’.

    1. It might better to charter a special flight on a derelict plane flying over the ocean with just all infraction feckless Fandroid passengers, and all have their Note 7’s onboard on a full flight nervously awaiting their inevitable doom.

  2. Apple could not buy better marketing if they spent every penny of their 200 billion dollars or so in the bank – anybody caught trying to board a flight with a specific model of their competition’s (Samsung) phone gets told to surrender it or get booted off the plane…

    Those people will most likely buy an iPhone..

  3. Not to be outdone by either of the antennagate or scuffgate scandals, the hobbled South Korean dishwasher maker bring us boardingGate.

    “There is no such thing as bad press…”

    It’s a deal, it’s a steal — it’s the scandal of the century. #samsung #glassmeetings #grassmeetings


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