Samsung Galaxy Note 7 users were warned by the U.S. Consumer Safety Commission on Friday to not operate the phones, adding to a list of grievances for Samsung, which saw $11.7 billion USD wiped from their market capitalization since a recall was announced.

The company initiated the voluntary move on September 2nd when a small number of the devices reportedly exploded into flames due to a fault in their lithium ion batteries.

Prior to the U.S. regulatory warning, international airlines and airline authorities jumped to ban use of the phones in flights, as well as banning them in cargo holds.

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Cate Cadell

Cate is a tech writer. She worked as a journalist in Australia, Mongolia and Myanmar. You can reach her (in Chinese or English) at: @catecadell or catecadell@technode.com