New York City MTA Urges Riders Not To Use Note7 On Public Transit

By 04:47 Thu, 05 Aug 2021 Comments

New York City’s Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA) officially acknowledged the Galaxy Note7 debacle that has been circulating the news and tech world for the past couple of weeks or so. The MTA’s official twitter page urges both customers and employees to cease using their Galaxy Note7’s due to the potential of batteries igniting.

The MTA was also quick to state that there have not been any reports of Note7’s poofing up on the transit system’s property.

Naturally, the MTA is concerned about the recalled device’s tendency to go up in smoke as more reports of exploding Note7’s continue to circulate the news like wildfire (pun intended). The MTA moves 5.6 million people on an average weekday, so safety is definitely a concern.

Believe it or not, this isn’t the first time a product was banned from the New York City’s public transit system for risk of ignition. Toward the beginning of this year, the MTA completely banned the possession, riding, or transporting of hoverboards anywhere on MTA property. Which is a more severe ban than the current Note7 advisory.

Again, the Note7 isn’t “banned” from the trains; call it a “soft ban” if you will. Users are only “urged not to utilize or charge” them while onboard any trains or busses.




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