(CNet) The Samsung Galaxy Note 7 is no longer flight ready.
A group of US regulators on Friday banned of the device from all flights to, from or within the country, describing the phone as a "forbidden hazardous material" under federal regulations.
The ban, which goes into effect on Saturday at noon Eastern Time, is a significant expansion of a previous restriction on Note 7s. Beforehand, people were allowed to bring the phones onto planes but were told to power them down and to not use, charge or stow them in checked baggage.
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