NYC Subway Latest To Warn Against Samsung Smartphone Use
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In some ways things are going absolutely splendidly for people who own a Samsung Galaxy Note 7 – just as long as you don’t plan to fly with the device or, as it seems, amble about New York City’s subway system.
Mashable reports that owners of the smartphone device are getting a stern warning in regards to bringing it aboard the subway, which is a crucial cog of transportation for millions milling about Manhattan.
The news came by way of social media and the New York MTA’s feed, which tweeted out the following earlier in the week.
MTA customers are urged not to use or charge their #Samsung Galaxy Note 7 mobile device on trains and buses.— MTA (@MTA) September 13, 2016
MTA customers should turn off #Samsung Galaxy Note 7 before entering station or boarding bus due to concerns device's battery can ignite.— MTA (@MTA) September 13, 2016
No reported cases of #GalaxyNote7 igniting on MTA property, but customers and employees should avoid using them.— MTA (@MTA) September 13, 2016
The MTA is careful to note that there have been, “No reported cases of Galaxy Note7 igniting on MTA property, but customers and employees should avoid using them.”
Now the organization didn’t exactly ban the device, but instead chose to use words like “urge” and “should” in a plea for travelers to think twice before bringing the embattled gadget into what would be moving, enclosed public spaces.
Earlier this month, TravelPulse reported on three Australian airlines that outwardly banned the Note 7 from being used on planes precisely for what is reported to be a possibility that it could catch fire.
The report states that Qantas, Jetstar and Virgin Australia prohibited passengers from using or charging the devices aboard their respective planes.
The FAA later issued a warning for passengers who might pack the device away in checked luggage.
The scare has now reached other parts of the world’s infrastructure as a famed subway system asks its passengers to seriously consider traversing the city’s massive lines sans Samsung Galaxy Note 7.
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