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South Korea advises airplane passengers to turn off Galaxy Note 7 phones
October 11, 2016 / 1:00 AM / a year ago

South Korea advises airplane passengers to turn off Galaxy Note 7 phones

A Japan Airlines airplane takes off behind pile drivers during a groundbreaking ceremony for a second terminal of the Incheon Airport in Incheon, west of Seoul September 26, 2013.REUTERS/Lee Jae-Won

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea’s transport ministry said on Tuesday that all Galaxy Note 7 phones produced by Samsung Electronics (005930.KS) should not be used or charged inside airplanes.

The advisory came after the Korean Agency for Technology and Standards said consumers should stop using Note 7s including replacement ones following reports of fires in the devices.

Reporting by Hyunjoo Jin; Editing by Stephen Coates

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