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Galaxy Note 7 ban extends to Japanese, Aussie carriers

Tuesday, October 18, 2016 - 05:50
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A safety warning on the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 smartphone is displayed prominently at a check-in counter at the airport in Wuhan, Hubei, in China.

Tokyo

JAPAN and Australian carriers have barred all Samsung Galaxy Note 7 smartphones from airplanes, mirroring moves by US regulators and a string of carriers that banned the recalled devices over fire risk concerns.

The weekend announcement from Japan's transport ministry follows