Effective immediately Qantas has prohibited carriage of shipments of recalled new and used Samsung Galaxy Note 7 mobile phones from carriage as cargo on all Qantas Group aircraft. This includes Qantas and Jetstar passenger aircraft as well as their fleet of fourteen freighter aircraft.
This decision is in accordance with the IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations that state:
“Lithium batteries identified by the manufacturer as being defective for safety reasons, or that have been damaged, that have the potential of producing a dangerous evolution of heat, fire or short circuit are forbidden for transport (for example those being returned to the manufacturer for safety reasons).”
The Qantas Group considers Samsung Australia’s recall of the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 mobile phones to be “defective for safety reasons”, therefore will not accept any new or used devices consigned as cargo.