Available Now: 2023 Schedule of Hazmat & RCRA Training

FAA Amends Samsung Galaxy Emergency Restriction Prohibition Order

Posted on 1/12/2017 by Roger Marks

The US DOT Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) today amended its Emergency Restriction Prohibition Order (FAA—2016-9288) for users and carriers of the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 smart phone.

From the consumer and traveler standpoint, there is no change to the Emergency Restriction.

The sole change in this Amended Emergency Restriction/Prohibition Order is the removal of the requirement for airlines to alert passengers of the prohibition, in particular immediately before boarding the aircraft.  

DOT is removing this airline requirement in part due to extensive efforts from Samsung and wireless carriers to spread the word about the product risks and the FAA’s prohibition. In addition, major US wireless carriers, FAA says, have deployed a software update that renders the smartphone inoperable.  

See the Amended emergency order in the Federal Register.

The following restrictions remain in place regarding the Samsung Galaxy Note 7:

  • No person may offer for air transportation a Samsung Galaxy Note 7 device. 
  • Passengers may not carry a Samsung Galaxy Note 7 device on an airplane on their person, in carry-on bags, in checked bags, or as cargo.

FAA Recalled Samsung Galaxy Note 7 smartphoneIf you accidently bring your Samsung Galaxy Note 7 onto a plane, you must power it off immediately, not use or charge the device while aboard the aircraft, keep the phone on your person (not in overhead storage, seat pockets, or a carry-on bag), and protect the device from accidentally turning on.

Issued by FAA in October, this emergency hazardous materials restriction is a response to the ongoing global recall that began after dozens of reports of lithium battery fires involving Samsung’s Galaxy Note 7 smart phone.

Read more about the recall effort here: Defective Lithium Batteries Lead to Worldwide Smartphone Recall for Samsung.  

Full DG Training to Ship Lithium Batteries in 2017
New Live Webinar Sessions Added!

Learn the latest rules for shipping lithium-ion and lithium-metal batteries by ground, air, and vessel with the Shipping Lithium Batteries Online Course. The course will help you build a step-by-step approach to keeping lithium batteries in compliance with 49 CFR, IATA DGR, and IMDG Code shipping rules.

Or join us when a full-time Lion instructor presents the live, interactive Shipping Lithium Batteries Webinar (4 hours) on March 2. This webinar provides full DG training to ship lithium batteries, big or small, in equipment, with equipment, or standalone. Plus, get up to speed on the changing IATA DGR rules for air shipments in 2017, including major new restrictions from UPS and FedEx! 

Tags: hazmat, lithium batteries, shipping

Find a Post

Compliance Archives

Lion - Quotes

I really enjoy your workshops. Thank you for such a great program and all the help Lion has provided me over the years!

George Chatman

Hazardous Material Pharmacy Technician

The instructor was very knowledgeable and provided pertinent information above and beyond the questions that were asked.

Johnny Barton

Logistics Coordinator

The course was very well structured and covered the material in a clear, concise manner.

Ian Martinez

Hazmat Shipping Professional

Lion's information is very thorough and accurate. Presenter was very good.

Melissa Little

Regulatory Manager

I love that the instructor emphasized the thought process behind the regs.

Rebecca Saxena

Corporate Product Stewardship Specialist

Convenient; I can train when I want, where I want.

Barry Cook

Hazmat Shipping Professional

These are the best commercial course references I have seen (10+ years). Great job!

Ed Grzybowski

EHS & Facility Engineer

Excellent class, super instructor, very easy to follow. No rushing through material. Would like to take his class again.

Lawrence Patterson

EH&S Facility Maintenance & Security Manager

I have attended other training providers, but Lion is best. Lion is king of the hazmat jungle!!!

Henry Watkins

Hazardous Waste Technician

Amazing instructor; real-life examples. Lion training gets better every year!

Frank Papandrea

Environmental Manager

Download Our Latest Whitepaper

This report details major changes for hazardous waste generators from US EPA’s Generator Improvements Rule, as well as the latest updates from states that are still working to adopt new, stricter Federal requirements.

Latest Whitepaper

By submitting your phone number, you agree to receive recurring marketing and training text messages. Consent to receive text messages is not required for any purchases. Text STOP at any time to cancel. Message and data rates may apply. View our Terms & Conditions and Privacy Policy.