Just a quick note in case you are doing some traveling and plan on bringing your Smart phone. The Department of Transportation has banned the Samsung Galaxy 7 phone from all flights to and from the United States.

This ban means that you can not take you phone on the plane either as carry on or in the checked in luggage. NOr can these phone be shipped as air cargo. That pretty much mans that if you are now traveling and have the phone you are going to have to leave it if you want to board a plane to the US.

This ban went into effect on Saturday Oct 15, 2016. Samsung has suspended the manufacture and sale of the Galaxy 7 phone and has a voluntary recall in effect.

Why did the Galaxy 7 get banned?

Apparently there is a fire hazard with this phone causing it to be unsafe for travel.

A couple of things to note if you want to try sneaking your phone on-board. If you are caught with the phone you will be denied boarding. If you violate the ban you will be subject to creiminal prosecution in addition to a fine.

For more information you can check the DOT website https://www.transportation.gov/briefing-room/dot-bans-all-samsung-galaxy-note7-phones-airplanes or Samsung about the recall http://www.samsung.com/us/note7recall/