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Amtrak bans Samsung Galaxy Note 7 smartphones

Amtrak is banning all Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Smartphones.

According to Amtrak’s Pacific Surfliners Twitter post, people are not allowed to bring the Note 7 devices on the trains, platforms, thruway buses, stations and platforms.

This emergency ban was issued because of the potential safety risks the devices could pose to passengers, employees and surrounding people.

On Saturday, the U.S. Department of Transportation effectively banned the phones from airports and airplanes. This comes after Samsung received customer complaints about their phones spontaneously catching on fire because of faulty batteries.

Samsung did issue a recall to replace the phones, but ended up stopping all production of the Note 7’s. Samsung ultimately issued a worldwide recall.

An Amtrak customer service says passengers will be a randomly checked.

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