Australian carrier Qantas informed customers on Thursday not to use or charge Samsung’s Galaxy Note 7 during flight after faulty batteries in the new smartphone caused some handsets to explode.

Samsung, the world’s largest smartphone maker, said last week it was suspending sales of its latest flagship mobile device and recalling 2.5 million units shipped globally due to the reports of exploding “phablets” that dealt a heavy blow to the firm’s reputation.

Qantas spokesman said in a statement. “Following Samsung Australia’s recall of the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Personal Electronic Device (PED), we are requesting that passengers who own them do not switch on or charge them in flight,”  and the request applies to domestic and international flights as well as Qantas’ discount carrier Jet star.