ECCAA bans Samsung Galaxy Note 7

The Eastern Caribbean Civil Aviation Authority (ECCAA) has issued a complete ban on the recently recalled Samsung Galaxy Note 7 from all regional air travel.

News of the ban was revealed by LIAT, who advised its customers who may own the device that they will not be allowed to travel on the airline.

“LIAT wishes to advise that immediate effect, the Eastern Caribbean Civil Aviation Authority (ECCAA) has issued a complete ban on all Samsung Galaxy Note 7 devices for all air carriers.

“Samsung Galaxy Note 7 devices will not be permitted in checked or carry-on baggage and may not be taken onboard any LIAT flight. Customers travelling with these devices will not be permitted to travel.”

According to andriodcentral.com, worldwide reports of battery failures and fires with the Galaxy Note 7 in early September, including nearly 100 cases in the US alone caused Samsung and the US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) to announce a complete, official recall of all Galaxy Note 7s in the US. Similar recalls were made in Canada, Europe and Asia.

Regions in which the phone had not yet launched simply postponed shipments of the device.