India aviation regulator lifts restrictions on new Samsung Note 7 phones
- Top 10 News for 12/2: Crude Rips on OPEC Cut; Starbucks' Schultz Steps Down; Nonfarm Payrolls Flat in Nov.
- Unemployment Rate Drops to 4.6%
- Bond yields slip on U.S. jobs data, euro steady before Italy vote
- Alibaba (BABA) Founder Jack Ma Discuss Plans to Retire; 'I Don't Want to Die at the Office'
- Starbucks Coffee (SBUX) CEO Howard Schultz to Step Down, Appointed Executive Chairman; Kevin Johnson New CEO
A woman passes a Samsung Note 7 advertisement in Singapore September 22, 2016. REUTERS/Edgar Su
Get the Pulse of the Market with StreetInsider.com's Pulse Picks. Get your Free Trial here.
NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India has lifted restrictions placed on using and carrying Samsung Electronics Co's <005930.KS> Galaxy Note 7 mobile phones on commercial airplanes, but only for devices purchased after Sept. 15, 2016, the country's aviation regulator said.
The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA), earlier in Sept., 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.
Samsung has not started selling Galaxy Note 7 phones in India as yet, the company said in a statement, adding that it will only sell new devices in the country that will have a green battery icon to indicate it is safe to charge and use on a flight.
The restrictions will continue to apply on Galaxy Note 7 phones that were purchased before Sept. 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 explode, when they were kept on charge or in normal use.
(Reporting by Aditi Shah; Editing by Sherry Jacob-Phillips)
Serious News for Serious Traders! Try StreetInsider.com Premium Free!
You May Also Be Interested In
- China expresses concern as Yemen's Houthis form government
- Money transfer firm WorldRemit eyes new markets, growth
- U.S. health spending in 2015 rose at fastest rate since 2007
Create E-mail Alert Related CategoriesReuters
Sign up for StreetInsider Free!
Receive full access to all new and archived articles, unlimited portfolio tracking, e-mail alerts, custom newswires and RSS feeds - and more!