After the United States and several other countries, who have banned the South Korean smartphone maker Samsung’s Galaxy Note 7, amid the reports of exploding batteries and fire, Japan is the latest country who has put the ban on Samsung Galaxy Note 7 from all its airplane carriers.
Although the weekend announcement by the Japanese government asked the airlines to urge passengers not to turn on or charge the samrtphones on aircraft, the aviation authorities, on Saturday, ordered the ban on devices on the air carriers completely.
The phone has been giving severe complains about explosions and battery fires, which led to numerous injuries and the Samsung has already stopped the production of its flagship handset.
Earlier on Friday, the United States issued on emergency order banning the phones and saying that those who caught traveling with the phones may face fines and have the device confiscated.
However, in Japan, it has not been cleared that how much fine will the passengers have to pay on All Nippon Airways and Japan Airlines, country’s biggest carriers, if they caught traveling with the phone.
The spokesperson of JAL, Takuya Shimoguchi, said that customers could choose to board planes without their Galaxy Note 7 phone or it will be confiscated by the airlines.
He added, “But there have been no clear instructions on punitive measures. We’ll act on case-by-case basis.”
The other countries, which have banned the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 from their airlines are United States, Hong Kong, Australia, New Zealand, South Korea, Singapore, Malaysia and Philippines.
By Prajakt K.