Ghana aviation authority cautions passengers against carrying Samsung Galaxy

The Ghana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) has issued safety directives on the use of the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 phone for airline passengers in Ghana.

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In a release issued in Accra Monday, the GCAA directed all passengers and crew in possession of the device not to turn them on or charge them on board any aircraft.

“Passengers and crew are hereby also prohibited from stowing these devices in any checked baggage, even when turned off,” the release said.

According to the authority, the directive shall form part of the safety briefing to passengers on board all airlines operating in Ghana, and operating into and out of the country until further notice.

The release asked all operators and applicable service providers in the aviation industry to ensure strict compliance with the directive.

Samsung announced on Sept. 2 that it has recalled at least 2.5 million units of the Galaxy Note 7 devices from the market. This became necessary due to several reported cases of overheating and outright explosion. Similar safety precautions are being undertaken in other countries. Enditem

Source: Xinhua/News Ghana

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