NEW DELHI, Sept 30 India has lifted restrictions
placed on using and carrying Samsung Electronics Co's
Galaxy Note 7 mobile phones on commercial airplanes,
but only for devices purchased after Sept. 15, 2016, the
country's aviation regulator said.
The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA), earlier in
Sept., warned passengers and airlines from turning on or
charging Samsung Galaxy Note 7 phones when they are on board or
storing them in checked-in baggage.
The restrictions will continue to apply to phones purchased
before Sept. 15 this year, DGCA said in a statement.
Samsung recalled its Note 7 phones across the globe this
month due to faulty batteries, which caused the devices to catch
fire, when they are on charge or in normal use.
(Reporting by Aditi Shah; Editing by Sherry Jacob-Phillips)