Samsung to Expedite U.S. Galaxy Note 7 Shipments After FAA Warning

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Samsung Electronics Co Ltd said on Friday it will expedite new shipments of its Galaxy Note 7 smartphones from this week in response to a U.S. regulator's advisory to not to turn or charge the phone in flight due to faulty batteries.

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"We plan to expedite new shipments of Galaxy Note 7 starting from this week in order to alleviate any safety concerns and reduce any inconvenience for our customers," Samsung said in a statement in response to the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration's advisory issued on Thursday.

Samsung last week issued a recall of its premium Galaxy Note 7 smartphone in 10 markets, including the United States, as they were equipped with batteries prone to catch fire. (Reporting by Se Young Lee; editing by David Clarke)

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