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FAA: Don't use your Samsung Galaxy Note 7 on an airplane

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If you have a Samsung Galaxy Note 7, don't use it while flying.

That's a request from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). In a news release Thursday, the agency is "strongly" advising travelers not to turn on or charge their Galaxy Note 7 on an airplane because of "recent incidents and concerns raised by Samsung."

The FAA is also asking people not to put it in any checked baggage.

This advisory comes about a week after Samsung said it would stop selling the Galaxy Note 7 and was recalling about 2.5 million devices after getting reports they were exploding and starting on fire.

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As of Sept. 1, Samsung said there had been 35 cases reported globally following issues with the battery cell. The device hit the market in mid-August.

ABC News calls the FAA's advisory an "extraordinary step," with the publication noting Australian airlines were among the first to ask travelers not to turn on their Galaxy Note 7 devices during flights.

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