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Galaxy Note7 Phones Banned from Planes

The U.S. Department of Transportation announced on Friday that it is banning Samsung Galaxy Note7 cellphones from airplanes due to fire hazards. Samsung stopped making the smartphone earlier this week after issuing a recall of more than 2.5 million of the devices. “We recognize that banning these phones from airlines will inconvenience some passengers, but the safety of all those aboard an aircraft must take priority,” Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx said. The ban will go into effect on Saturday at noon eastern time.