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US expands airline curbs on Samsung Note 7

Air passengers face fines and confiscation of the device if they try to sidestep restriction on the hazardous new smartphone model

US authorities said the new Samsung smartphone won't be allowed aboard passenger or cargo aircraft even if it's been shut off. The ban took effect at noon New York time last Saturday.


AIRLINE passengers who try to carry Samsung Electronics Co Note 7 smartphones on flights will have them confiscated and may face fines under an emergency US order that significantly expands restrictions on the devices linked to almost 100 incidents of overheating and fires.


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