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In this July 28, 2016, file photo, a screen magnification feature of the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 is demonstrated, in New York. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

The FAA warned Samsung Galaxy Note 7 owners not to use the new smartphones on planes

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The Federal Aviation Administration does not want you to use your Galaxy Note 7 when on board the plane, due to a flaw that may set the smartphones on fire.

The FAA warned plane passengers not to turn on or charge their Note 7 onboard.

A flaw in the rechargeable lithium batteries could potentially cause the phones to explode.


In one case, a family in Florida reported a Galaxy Note 7 phone left charging in their Jeep caught fire, destroying the vehicle.

FAA statement

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FILE - In this Thursday, Aug. 11, 2016, file photo, models display the iris scanner features of the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 smartphones during its launch event at the company's headquarter in Seoul, South Korea. Samsung on Thursday, Sept. 1, 2016, has delayed shipments of Galaxy Note 7 smartphones in South Korea for quality control testing after reports that batteries in some of the jumbo smartphones exploded while they were being charged. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon. File)

The FAA also warned passengers not to put the Galaxy Note 7 phones in their checked bags, citing "recent incidents and concerns raised by Samsung" about the devices.

The warning followed a global recall of the jumbo phones last week.

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