Manila, Philippines – The Korean consumer electronics manufacturer Samsung made a headline earlier this month prior to the announcement of the rival’s iPhone 7. Samsung announced the worldwide recall and the temporary suspension of sales of its oversized flagship smartphone due to a serious safety concern.
Following the global recall of the Galaxy Note 7, the Philippines’ largest budget airline, Cebu Pacific Air, has banned the use of the aforementioned device on board in all its flights starting on Sunday, September 11, which also happens the 15th anniversary of the deadliest 7/11 terrorist attack in the United States soil.
“In light of the recent recall of Samsung Galaxy Note7 devices due to safety issues, Cebu Pacific (CEB) advises passengers that the usage and charging of the device are prohibited onboard all CEB and Cebgo flights beginning today, September 11, 2016, until further notice.”
According to Cebu Pacific advisory release, the handset device can be hand-carried but the Gokongwei-led budget airline advise that should be turned off for the entire duration of the flight.
“Galaxy Note7 devices must also not be stowed in checked baggage, but may be hand-carried as long as the device is turned off at all times inside the aircraft.
We sincerely hope for our passengers’ full cooperation, as the safety of everyone on-board our flights remains our utmost priority,” Cebu Pacific added.
Earlier this month, the South Korean OEM announced that it would be suspending the sales of its latest phablet flagship smartphone Galaxy Note 7 as reports of exploding batteries threatened to damage the reputation of its company. – Cetureon.com