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 Weather: Weekend Warmup
The FAA has warned travelers not to operate or charge the phones inside planes, and not to put them in checked luggage.READ MORE: Why Are Suspects In Repeated Sexual Abuse Of 10-Year-Old Girl Free, While She Was Locked Up In A Psychiatric Facility?
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: Former State Rep. Edward Acevedo, Sons Indicted On Tax Charges
Samsung has halted all sales of the Note 7, and announced a recall of more than 2 million phones in 10 countries.