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Galaxy Note 7 Phones Banned on American Airline Flights

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 smartphones are no longer allowed aboard airplanes. Specifically, the ban applies to passenger or cargo aircraft flying within, from, and to the United States. The announcement came from the Federal Aviation Administration on Friday, October 14.

The Department of Transportation said, “Passengers who attempt to evade the ban by packing their phone in checked luggage are increasing the risk of a catastrophic incident. Anyone violating the ban may be subject to criminal prosecution in addition to fines.” The FAA also informed airlines and an industry trade group of the new policy on Friday.

Apparently, Samsung Electronics America spokeswoman SungIn Cho welcomed the new policy. According to her, “We have encouraged airlines to issue similar communications directly to their passengers.”

The ban coincides with the Consumer Product Safety Commission’s announcement of a recall on Thursday, October 13. At the time, they had 93 reports of overheating batteries in the country.

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Samsung Washing Machines Liable To Explode in the U.S.

The United States Consumer Product Safety Commission issued a warning on Wednesday, September 28 about Samsung washing machines. Specifically, the machines are prone to explosion, especially units manufactured between March 2011 and April 2016.

Samsung is advising consumers to use a lower speed delicate cycle when washing water-resistant and bulky materials. Apparently, no explosion incidents occurred when using these cycles. The company clarified that models outside North America did not explode.

In a statement, Samsung said they are cooperating with the proper authorities. They noted, “We are in active discussions with the [Consumer Product Safety Commission] to address safety issues. In rare cases, affected units may experience abnormal vibrations that could pose a risk of personal injury or property damage.”

One of the people who sued Samsung, 32-year-old Melissa Thaxton, said she could never forget what happened on the morning of April 8, 2016. “It was the loudest sound. It sounded like a bomb went off in my ear. Nuts and wires were everywhere. [The washing machine’s] cover was on the floor.”

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Antibacterial soap ingredients banned by FDA

The United States Food and Drug Administration ordered a ban of 19 chemicals used as active ingredients in antibacterial soap, as well as hand and body wash.  On September 2, the FDA noted that companies have a year to take out these ingredients from their products. They banned nineteen chemicals as a result of this action.

Several companies have already done away with triclosan. Instead, they use one of three other chemicals – benzalkonium chloride, benzethonium chloride, or chloroxylenol – as active ingredients in their antibacterial products. However, some companies are not budging. For instance, Dial’s “All Day Freshness” antibacterial soap, contains triclocarban as an active ingredient.

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Written By: Ronald J. Resmini

Last Updated : Tuesday, September 1, 2020