DGCA lifts restrictions on new Samsung Note 7 phones

India has lifted restrictions placed on using and carrying Samsung Electronics Co`s Galaxy Note 7 mobile phones on commercial airplanes, but only for devices purchased after September 15, 2016, the country`s aviation regulator said.

Reuters| Updated: Sep 30, 2016, 14:05 PM IST
DGCA lifts restrictions on new Samsung Note 7 phones

New Delhi: India has lifted restrictions placed on using and carrying Samsung Electronics Co`s Galaxy Note 7 mobile phones on commercial airplanes, but only for devices purchased after September 15, 2016, the country`s aviation regulator said.

The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA), earlier in September, warned passengers and airlines from turning on or charging Samsung Galaxy Note 7 phones when they are on board or storing them in checked-in baggage.

The restrictions will continue to apply to phones purchased before September 15 this year, DGCA said in a statement.

Samsung recalled its Note 7 phones across the globe this month due to faulty batteries, which caused the devices to catch fire, when they are on charge or in normal use.