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Galaxy Note 7 Smartphones Precautions While Riding the Hele-On

The Federal Motor Carriers Safety Administration (FMCSA) recommends that all persons who intend to carry the Samsung

Galaxy Note7 smartphones on a Commercial Motor Vehicle (CMV), including motorcoaches, take

the following precautions:

      • Turn off the device;

      •Disconnect the device from any charging equipment;

      •Disable all applications that could inadvertently activate the phone

        (e.g., alarm clock);

       •Protect the power switch to prevent its unintentional activation; and

       •Keep the device in carry-on baggage or on your person. (Do not place in baggage stored in an inaccessible baggage compartment.)

         According to Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR) 49 CFR173.21(b), the transportation of electrical devices, such as batteries

         and battery powered devices, which are likely to create sparks or generate a dangerous evolution of heat, is forbidden, unless packaged

        in a manner which precludes such an occurrence. The recalled Samsung Galaxy Note 7 smartphones are subject to this regulatory

        prohibition and may only be transported by CMV as cargo under the conditions of a Special Permit or Approval issued by Pipeline and Hazardous Material Safety Administration         

        (PHMSA) Associate Administrator for Hazardous Materials Safety.