FedEx, UPS Add Samsung Return Guidelines After Royal Mail Ban

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    FedEx, UPS Add Samsung Return Guidelines After Royal Mail Ban - Bloomberg

    FedEx Corp. and United Parcel Service Inc., two major delivery services in the U.S., added guidelines for returning Samsung Electronics Co.’s fire-prone Galaxy Note 7 smartphones to the manufacturer through their networks.

    First, they will only take devices that have been packed into special boxes equipped to handle shipments of faulty lithium-ion batteries and returns will be handled by ground-shipping only. Neither FedEx nor UPS will move any of the devices via planes, hewing to guidelines set out by federal regulators prohibiting air shipments for recalled lithium battery products -- even for phones that aren’t covered by the existing recall. The restrictions fall short of the outright ban instituted by the U.K.’s main postal service.