However, a new data from mobile analytics firm Apteligent shows that there are more Galaxy Note 7 devices in use now than when initial reports of device malfunctions first began doing the rounds at the start of September.
Also in Europe, Finnair had banned carrying Samsung Galaxy Note 7 device on all its flights. It will purportedly have to recall more than 2.5 million handsets in the end, costing it well north of a billion dollars for the entire scandal.
But even those returns are running into problems, because Samsung Note 7s are now banned from FedEx, UPS and USPS planes, and FedEx ground collections are tightly restricted.
The electronics maker from South Korea is now conducting an investigation into the matter. There are apparently still efforts being done to figure out the main issue with the battery of the device, particularly the reason why it is overheating, or in worse cases, exploding. On flight, where the air pressure is low, the explosion can easily cause a fire.
Recently in the U.S., the Department of Transportation has officially banned the Galaxy Note 7 from being brought onboard airplanes.
This is due to concerns regarding potential fire risk from the device's battery after a number of incidents worldwide and follows a ban put in place by regulators overseas.
The Hong Kong International Airport and Canadian aviation authorities have also joined the ban.
If the airline finds you have a Note 7 before you get on the plane, they may deny boarding you at all. In addition, the airline said that the devices can not be shipped as air cargo in its flights. "Additionally, the passenger must keep the device on their person, and not in the overhead compartment, seat back pocket, nor in any carry-on baggage, for the duration of the flight".
One of the results of the exploding "Galaxy Note 7" units is the increased attention directed at battery testing practices, which used to be a rather tiresome subject that no one talked about.