Following an announcement issued by the United States Department of Transportation, Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) has officially placed a total ban on Samsung Galaxy Note 7 smartphones on all flights departing from and arriving at the airport.
â€śWith immediate effect, passengers who own or possess a Samsung Galaxy Note 7 device are requested not to transport the device on their person, in carry-on baggage, or in checked baggage on flights to and from Hong Kong. This applies to all Samsung Galaxy Note 7 devices,â€ť stated the announcement that was posted on HKIAâ€™s official website.
The fire-prone device has been involved in a number of reported incidents regarding overheating and combustion, forcing Samsung to permanently discontinue its production. Major airlinesÂ such as Etihad, Lufthansa, Emirates, Singapore Airlines,Â and Qantas have also enforced a total ban on the product as a safety precaution.
For more information, visit Hong Kong International Airport.