ECCAA Bans Samsung Galaxy Note 7

The Eastern Caribbean Civil Aviation Authority (ECCAA) has issued a complete ban on all Samsung Galaxy Note 7 devices for all air carriers.

Several airlines across the world have tightened rules against Samsung Galaxy Note 7 after aviation regulators had safety concerns following instances of the smartphone exploding or catching fire.

A LIAT press release issued on Monday said the ban is with immediate effect.

It further added that Samsung Galaxy Note 7 devices will NOT be permitted in checked or carry-on baggage and may not be carried on-board any LIAT Flight.

“Customers travelling with these devices will not be permitted to travel,” the release warned.

Major airlines that have imposed a ban on the Note 7 include all airlines in Japan, Emirates, Virgin Australia, Air Berlin amongst others.

Since news of the NOTE 7 fiasco surfaced, Samsung has asked customers to stop using the devices and its partners to stop the sale and exchange of the devices until further investigations takes place.

The company is estimated to bear a total loss of roughly $5.3 billion.

News Reporter

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