St. Luke's bans Samsung Galaxy 7 Note Smartphones from all facilities

Posted at 12:04 PM, Dec 12, 2016
and last updated 2016-12-12 20:25:50-05

Due to the risk of battery-related fires, St. Luke's Health System is implementing a ban of all Samsung Galaxy 7 Note Smartphones at all of its facilities across Idaho. This ban applies to all employees, patients and visitors.

“Signs will be placed in prominent locations to reinforce and notify all people entering our hospitals and health care clinics that the phones will not be allowed inside,” said Health System spokesperson Anita Kissee.

Samsung recommends that users power down the Galaxy Note 7 and contact a device retailer for an exchange or refund.