Recall: Samsung Galaxy Note 7 lawsuit after explosion
The makers of the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 are being sued after a Florida man reported second-degree burns to his leg. The device allegedly exploded in his pocket.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 7 is now also being recalled.
According to recent reports, a man named Jonathan Strobel has reportedly filed a lawsuit against Samsung. Samsung is responsible for dispersing and making the Samsung Galaxy Note 7. The company is based in South Korea.
In 2015, the New York Times reported on Samsung’s presence in South Korea, calling it, “…the most dominant conglomerate” in the country.
“You can be born in the renowned Samsung Medical Center, attend a prestigious Samsung-owned university, live in Samsung housing complexes — even buy life insurance from a Samsung subsidiary and go for vacation to the Samsung-owned Everland amusement park,” the Times reported.
Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Lawsuit
The makers of the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 face a lawsuit after allegations of one device exploding in an unassuming consumer’s pocket.
Jonathan Strobel, of Palm Beach County, Fla., says that the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 burst while inside the pocket of his pants. According to reports, the lawsuit against the makers of Samsung Galaxy Note 7 attempts to award those injured by the device more than $15,000 in pecuniary damages. This amount includes medical costs and personal suffering.
According to reports, over one million Galaxy Note 7 smartphone devices have been sold in the United States. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has calculated that approximately 97-percent of those Galaxy Note 7’s sold contain the defective battery.
What is causing the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 to explode?
The Samsung Galaxy note 7 is detonating without warning because of a faulty battery, according to news sources.
Incidents of the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 exploding were first reported in China. According to the Financial Times, “Samsung China said that in a case of sudden combustion on September 18, the damage to the phone was ‘brought about by heat from an external source.'”
It is also said that many cases of the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 occurred while the battery was charging.
“The company’s affiliate Samsung SDI has been widely blamed for the faulty batteries that prompted the recall,” the Financial Times reports.
Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Recall: What You Need to Know
Samsung has issued a recall for the Samsung Galaxy Note 7. It includes all Samsung Galaxy Note 7 devices bought on or before Sept. 15, 2016.
In a statement released by Samsung, the company urged all consumers in possession of a Samsung Galaxy Note 7 to power them down and locate a facility that will take the device back.
Efforts to remove this dangerous device from consumer homes will be held conjointly with the CPSC.
According to Samsung, consumers may exchange their current Galaxy Note 7 with a new and improved version approved by the CPSC. Galaxy Note 7 owners can also exchange their current Galaxy Note 7 with a Galaxy S7 edge, or Galaxy S7, receiving a refund for the difference in cost between the devices.
Consumers may also contact their place of purchase and request a refund for their defective Galaxy Note 7.
So what kind of damage has this chimera caused?
The Express UK reports that one Note 7 caused an estimated $1,800 in damages after exploding in a hotel room. It is also said to have badly burned the inside of a JEEP.
The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has also warned consumers against turning the devices on during a commercial air flight. They have also been prohibited from any baggage that is check-in. The FAA cites experiencing a number of battery issues.
For more information about filing a Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Lawsuit After an Explosion, call the Rappaport Law Firm, at, (216) 410-3253.