Samsung’s Collecting Galaxy Note 7 Phones at Select Airports

Oct 19, 2016

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When reports first emerged that new Samsung Galaxy Note 7 smartphones contained batteries that caused them to catch fire, several airlines immediately acted, more often than not, by stopping people from using them on the plane. Following another incident on a Southwest flight, in which similar explosions were caused by Samsung’s replacement devices, the Department of Transportation stepped in last week, effectively banning all Galaxy Note 7 phones from planes in the US.

In an effort to redeem itself in the eyes of the phone-toting public, Samsung recently began setting up kiosks before security checkpoints in several airports around the world to help collect the self-destructing devices.

As of this writing, there are collection points set up in South Korea (ICN), Hong Kong (HKG), Singapore (SIN), Zurich (ZRH) and Moscow (DME). You’ll also find them in Sydney (SYD), Melbourne (MEL), Taiwan (at TPE, KHH, TXG and TSA) and here in the US (at ATL, LAX, ORD, DFW, JFK, DEN, SFO, CLT, LAS and PHX). Samsung is also planning to expand the service to more airports in the future.

H/T: Ars Technica

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