Cramer: TSA — Stop Samsung Galaxy Note 7 phones from getting on planes

Cramer on Samsung Galaxy Note problems
Cramer on Samsung Galaxy Note problems

CNBC's Jim Cramer said he was fearful to fly on a plane Tuesday following Samsung's announcement that it has permanently ended production and sales of its Galaxy Note 7 due to reports that some of its replacement devices were catching fire.

Last week, a report said that smoke emitting from an overheated Samsung device led to the evacuation of a Southwest Airlines flight in Louisville, Kentucky. The owner of the device told The Verge it was a replacement Note device.

Samsung said Tuesday that it was asking all carrier and retail partners to stop sales and exchanges of the Note 7 while it investigates the phone's battery problem.

Cramer on Tuesday compared the Samsung devices to a "shoe bomber" and said he would be nervous to fly.

"[Transportation Security Administration], please stop it," Cramer said on "Squawk on the Street." "Stop this phone from coming on our damn planes."

He added that flight passengers should report immediately if they see a person with an activated Note device. "If you see something, say something," Cramer said.

Samsung's shares closed over 8 percent lower after the company announced its plan. Shares of Apple closed 1.74 percent higher on Monday.

— CNBC's Christine Wang and Arjun Kharpal contributed to this report.

Disclosure: Jim Cramer's charitable trust owns shares of Apple.