Rwanda Utilities and Regulatory Authority (RURA) yesterday announced that it had banned the importation and distribution of Samsung Galaxy Note 7 on the country’s market.
RURA’s acting director-general Patrick Nyirishema said that the move was due to safety reasons and urged consumers who may individually bought them abroad to power them down and return them to sellers.
Speaking to The New Times, Nyirishema said that, to their knowledge, there were no Samsung Galaxy Note 7 on the market as RURA had not yet approved retail of the phone.
Last month, RwandAir prohibited the troublesome mobile phones on its flights.
Samsung says Kenyan Note 7 owners to get cash
The mobile manufacturer said that Kenyans who may have bought Samsung Galaxy Note 7 handsets abroad will get refunds.
On Tuesday, the Korean mobile manufacturer discontinued the troubled smartphone in the latest chapter of a crisis
The flagship Galaxy Note 7 was recalled in early September after reports of the phones catching fire.