September 14, 2016 / 9:31 AM / 3 years ago

China bars charging and use of Samsung Galaxy Note 7 on flights

A Samsung Electronics' Galaxy Note 7 new smartphone is displayed at its store in Seoul, South Korea, September 2, 2016. REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji/File Photo

BEIJING (Reuters) - The Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) said that it will outlaw the use and charging of Samsung Galaxy Note 7 phones aboard flights from Wednesday.

The CAAC also said that it will not allow the phones to be placed in checked-in baggage, or sent as air freight, according to a statement posted on its website.

Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd is recalling the phones in several countries due to faulty batteries prone to catching fire.

Reporting by Beijing Monitoring Desk; Editing by Muralikumar Anantharaman

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