After US and JAPAN India has also banned Samsung note 7 in airlines. Note 7 use and charging banned, it cannot be checked-in on any airlines.
“Airlines are advised to ensure the following for the safety of aircraft operations and its occupants: Not to turn on or charge Samsung Galaxy Note 7 mobile phone on board the aircraft. Not to stow them in any checked-in baggage,” the Government’s Office of Director General of Civil Aviation, said in a public notice on Friday.
On this ban Samsung India said “We are aware of the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) notice. Consumer safety and peace of mind are our top priority. Galaxy Note 7 sales have not started in India, and we have delayed sales to alleviate any safety concerns. We plan to expedite new shipments of Galaxy Note 7 soon to reduce any inconvenience for our customers.”
On 31 August 2016, it was reported that Samsung was delaying shipments of the Note 7 in some regions in order to perform “additional tests being conducted for product quality”; this came alongside user reports of batteries exploding while charging. The next day, the Yonhap News Agency reported that Samsung was preparing to recall the device worldwide due to these battery issues. On 2 September 2016, Samsung suspended sales of the Galaxy Note 7 and announced a worldwide “product exchange program”,in which customers will be able to exchange their Note 7 for a replacement, or a Galaxy S7 or S7 Edge (the price difference would be refunded), and also receive a $25 gift card from a participating carrier.A company spokesperson stated that it had received 35 reports of battery failure, which “account for less than 0.1 percent of the entire volume sold”.It has been estimated that it would cost Samsung US$1 billion to replace the over 2 million devices it had sold before the recall.