The Consumer Product Safety Commission is now investigating a Samsung Galaxy Note 7 that overheated and started smoking inside a Southwest Airlines plane yesterday in Louisville, Kentucky.

“CPSC is moving expeditiously to investigate this incident,” said Commission Chairman Elliot Kaye in an emailed statement to The Verge. “Agency staff has already reached out to the FAA and Samsung to gather the facts about the incident.”

The statement goes on to say that the commission will also contact Brian Green. Green confirmed to The Verge that his Galaxy Note 7, one that replaced a recalled unit, that burned up in the plane. Green was not seriously injured as were not the passengers and crew. They evacuated to the terminal and were diverted to other flights.

Continued worries about the travel-worthiness of recalled and replacement Galaxy Note 7 phones on whether or not their batteries will malfunction may lead to a fresh round of recalls, airlines banning passengers’ use and charging of the device and refusals by mail carriers to ship the phone.

Android Authority is reporting that Great Britain’s publicly-funded Royal Mail service is inquiring about customers’ package contents. There is a directive banning couriers from taking in a Note 7. Some offices are refusing to deliver Samsung phones in general.

Source: The Verge, Android Authority
Via: MobileSyrup, SamMobile

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