Oct 17, 2016 04:33 AM EDT

'Samsung Galaxy Note 7' Ban Goes International: Airlines Safety Concern Rapidly Arises

By Leah

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 ban is spreading fast worldwide. Airlines after airlines are announcing their official ban on the said device to prevent the risk of an aircraft fire.

Hongkong International Airport, Canadian aviation authority Transport Canada, Canadian Airlines, Australian airlines, Italian, German, Lufthansa, Air Berlin recently released their order to ban Samsung Galaxy Note 7. This followed after Air New Zealand, All Nippon Airways, Malaysia Airlines, Virgin Atlantic, Qantas, Emirates, Singapore Airlines and Air Asia issued orders to prohibit passengers from carrying the said device on the plane.

These airline managements' decisions are in response to the emergency order released by the U.S. Department of Transportation and Federal Aviation Administration. The emergency order says that all plane passengers are prohibited from bringing the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 on their carry on as well as their check in baggage. It also says that passengers caught violating will be facing criminal prosecutions.

The reports breaking out saying that Samsung Galaxy Note 7 has the tendency to overheat and catch fire awaken the concerns of citizens across the world. This was the major factor why the FAA issued a ban on the device.

Anthony Foxx, Transportation Secretary said they understand the inconvenience that this ban may bring to the passengers; however he cited that the safety of everyone aboard is their priority, CNN reported.

A new version of the said device was supposed to be released. The attempt, however, failed forcing the company to make one big decision that would benefit the majority. Samsung, a South Korean company responsible for manufacturing the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 announced on September a complete recall on the said device that was proven to have batteries that overheats and could possibly catch fire. They also said last week that they will stop the production and sales of the said device, BBC reported.

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