1. Purpose. To inform airport operators that Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Smartphone devices are banned from air transportation effective on Saturday, 15 Oct 2016, at noon Eastern Daylight Time.
2. Background. The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) today announced it is issuing an emergency order to ban all Samsung Galaxy Note 7 smartphone devices from air transportation in the United States. Individuals who own or possess a Samsung Galaxy Note7 device may not transport the device on their person, in carry-on baggage, or in checked baggage on flights to, from, or within the United States. This prohibition includes all Samsung Galaxy Note7 devices. The phones also cannot be shipped as air cargo. The ban will be effective on Saturday, October 15, 2016, at noon ET.
3. Action. We are asking airport operators to use all possible means to notify all their passengers of the ban. Airlines have been informed of their responsibilities with regard to the ban. If any passengers have questions concerning this Emergency Restriction/Prohibition Order, please direct them to the PHMSA Hazardous Materials Information Center at 1-800-467-4922 or the email email@example.com. Additional information is provided at the following locations: