PIA has advised its passengers not to carry Samsung Galaxy Note 7 devices, not even in their check-in luggage to ensure passenger safety.
PIA has issued the advice keeping in view the recent reports about Samsung Galaxy Note 7 devices and the international warnings to airline passengers not to carry this Smartphone during flights.
Earlier, the US Federal Aviation Administration strongly urged passengers not to turn on or charge Samsung Galaxy Note 7 smartphones on aircraft following recent reports of explosions from faulty batteries.
The South Korean smartphone maker last week suspended sales of the “Tablet” and recalled 2.5 million units following the reports.
Qantas and Virgin Australia also told customers Thursday not to use or charge the devices on their planes. Samsung is the world’s top smartphone maker, outpacing its American rival Apple.
Samsung had announced that it will halt the sales of its Galaxy Note 7 smartphones and will prepare replacement devices for phones already sold after finding problems with the battery cell used.
Ongoing major problems could derail Samsung’s mobile recovery after a string of product successes had reversed the smartphone leader’s declining market share.