New York urges commuters: Don't use Note7 in buses, trains
MANILA, Philippines – New York's Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) warns commuters against the use and charging of the Samsung Galaxy Note7 while aboard its trains and buses, Tuesday, September 13 (Wednesday, September 14, in Manila).
The Note7 was recalled globally for its exploding battery.
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
No reported cases of #GalaxyNote7 igniting on MTA property, but customers and employees should avoid using them.— MTA (@MTA) September 13, 2016
The tweet is an interesting development in the Note7 debacle as it follows the usage and charging warnings already issued by the US Federal Aviation Administration. Following the warning, airlines from several countries started barring the device on flights. (READ: Philippine Airlines jones Note7 ban)
The MTA, according to its official website, is "North America's largest transportation network, serving a population of 15.3 million people in the 5,000-square-mile area" within New York, primarily serving the New York City metropolitan area.
A tweet from a transportation network as big as that is likely to turn a few heads from other transport groups across the globe. Will trains and buses around the world follow suit? – Rappler.com