US airlines have banned carrying the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 on flight for returning the orders from consumer to its manufacturing side. The order is issued by the FAA and Department of Hazardous Material Safety Administration. Samsung also announced that no more production of the phone.
Last nail in the coffin is Galaxy Note 7 also not allowed on planes even it is switched off. This is a dramatic escalation of present restrictions which were allowing the device on plane when turned off and having empty battery. Now, its current owners will also be not interested in carrying the device who are used to frequently travelling on plane.
FAA Department has made clear that it might be inconvenient for the people but this initiative is taken for the security of massive. The concerned department did what it had to do because all mostly recalled phones were catching fire and it also caused an accident in Southwest Airline jet. An explanation is still due from Samsung for what happened to cause its devices to get the fire and busted. It seems that even Samsung does not have any idea how they made fire catching devices.
This is surely an unprecedented incident when authorities have banned any device widely owned by people. We can closely compare the ban of Galaxy Note 7 with the hoverboards on plane but that ban was for the entire class of devices and this ban was imposed by airline and nothing to do with the regulatory authorities.
It is yet not clear that which entity is empowered to stop the Galaxy Note 7 owner from taking the device on plane. According to the TSA Spokesperson, TSA agents are not entitled for searching the devices specifically, but if they see it on the hands of passenger they can inform the owner that device is not allowed on plane. Passenger has to leave checkpoint and come back leaving the phone back. In case, TSA agents discover the Galaxy Note 7 in the passenger luggage, they will hand it over to airline.