The Civil Aviation Authority of the Cayman Islands has issued an advisory regarding Samsung Galaxy Note 7 phones, which are subject to a worldwide recall.

Following reports of the phones catching fire, the aviation authority warned airline passengers and crew not to turn on or charge the phones while on board an aircraft nor to place the phones in checked baggage.

Last week, national carrier Cayman Airways issued a similar warning to its passengers.

The CAACI said it was issuing the warning, “in light of recent incidents and concerns involving the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 smartphone, exploding or catching fire.”

The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration also issued a warning about the phones earlier this month.

Samsung, which launched the Note 7 last month, announced on Sept. 2 that it would stop selling the phones and is recalling 2.5 million of them worldwide because of a battery problem.

According to the South Korean tech company, an internal investigation revealed that a battery fault was causing some handsets to spontaneously catch fire.

There have been 92 reports of the batteries overheating or catching fire in the U.S., including 26 reports of burns and 55 reports of property damage, including fires in cars and a garage, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.

For more information, contact the CAACI at 949-7811 or [email protected]

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