MTA & NJT warn customers to turn off Samsung Galaxy Note 7

NEW YORK (WABC) -- The MTA and New Jersey Transit are urging their passengers not to use their Samsung Galaxy Note 7 mobile devices on subways, trains, or buses.

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.

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.

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) null
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