CHICAGO (CBS) — The Federal Aviation Administration has advised travelers with the new Samsung Galaxy Note 7 smartphone not to use it on planes, or store it in checked luggage, over a potential fire risk.
Samsung has issued a global recall of all Note 7 smartphones, after finding the lithium-ion batteries of some of the phones have exploded or caught fire.READ MORE: Chicago's Police Union Fights City Hall Over COVID Vaccine Mandate In Court Hearings
The FAA has warned travelers not to operate or charge the phones inside planes, and not to put them in checked luggage.READ MORE: Dixmoor Residents Continue To Experience Low Water Pressure; 'This Is Not A Third World Country'
The warning comes after numerous reports of Note 7 phones catching fire, including one that destroyed a family’s Jeep on Labor Day in Florida.MORE NEWS: Funston Elementary School Briefly Locked Down In Logan Square After Two Shootings Near Campus
Samsung has halted all sales of the Note 7, and announced a recall of more than 2 million phones in 10 countries.