One of the Odder Travel Warnings Issued…

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Travel warnings are issued for a variety of reasons.

We’ve seen USA travel warnings increasing recently and the CDC even issued one for Florida. A warning was issued by the US embassy for Bahamas travel. The State Department issued a travel alert for all of Europe back in March.

All of these travel warnings sound reasonable enough but imagine one being issued due to a piece of technology.

According to NBC News, “FAA Issues Warning About Samsung Phones on Planes Due to Exploding Batteries“.

The FAA is asking Samsung Galaxy Note 7 phone owners not to turn on or charge their devices while they’re on a plane.

Last week, Samsung issued a recall for around 2.5 million of the phones. NBC News mentions that there were “reports that batteries exploded while the devices were being charged“. Crazy stuff…

Airlines around the world have also banned the Galaxy Note 7 from being used or charged during flights.

Samsung is offering a product exchange.

Do any of you own a Samsung Galaxy Note 7? I’m curious to hear about how the exchange works.

Find out more from NBC News here.

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