The United States issued a emergency restriction/prohibition order banning the faulty and potential life-threatening smartphone from all aircraft last Friday.
Somewhere out there, iPhone and even Nokia users are laughing in unison.
Samsung has reportedly suffered a 17-billion-dollar loss in the explosive phones and has officially stopped production. Even the S7’s that were replaced during recalled have been deemed fatal. Samsung is expected to release a in-depth report on why the devices are exploding in the coming weeks.
The Federal Aviation Administration issued the order on Friday, Oct. 14, prohibiting all flight passengers from carrying a Note 7 device on board.
Passengers are restricted from carrying the device “on their person, in carry-on baggage, in checked baggage, or as cargo,” as stated on Emergency Restriction/Prohibition Order No. FAA-2016-9288.
Being it is now a federal crime, it carries civil penalties that can result in fines as high as $179,933 USD for each violation, and each day they are found to be in violation.
Violators are also subject to criminal prosecution which could “result in fines under title 18, imprisonment of up to ten years, or both (49 U.S.C. 5124).”
The FAA has made it very clear anyone attempting to board aircraft with the device will be denied entry. Any and all attempts of concealing the device will lead to civil penalties and/or criminal prosecution.