The agencies on Tuesday told passengers they should turn them off before entering a station or boarding a vehicle because of concerns the device's battery can burst into flames.
MTA customers are urged not to use or charge their #Samsung Galaxy Note 7 mobile device on trains and buses.— MTA (@MTA) September 13, 2016
MTA customers should turn off #Samsung Galaxy Note 7 before entering station or boarding bus due to concerns device's battery can ignite.— MTA (@MTA) September 13, 2016
Samsung has told owners to power them down and return them.
Both the MTA and NJ Transit have not had any reported cases of the Note 7 catching fire.
No reported cases of #GalaxyNote7 igniting on MTA property, but customers and employees should avoid using them.— MTA (@MTA) September 13, 2016
Back in February, New Jersey Transit restricted customers and employees from using, charging, storing or transporting hoverboards following similar fire safety concerns.
(Some information from the Associated Press)