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Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Lawsuit

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Lawsuit

The Samsung Galaxy Note 7 smartphone was recalled after dozens of reports of explosions and fires, some resulting in severe burn injuries.

What You Can Do & How We Can Help

The Schmidt Firm, PLLC is currently accepting Samsung Galaxy injury cases in all 50 states. If you were burned by an exploding smartphone, you should contact our lawyers immediately for a free case consultation. Please use the form below to contact our Product Liability Litigation Group or call toll free 24 hours a day at (866) 920-0753.

Samsung Halts Note7 Production After Replacement Phone Fires

October 10, 2016 — Samsung halted production of the Galaxy Note7 smartphone after reports of replacement phones catching on fire, including one person who ended up in the hospital. The replacement Note7 fires were reported in Kentucky,  Virginia, Texas, and Minnesota, and internationally.

Plane Evacuated After New Note7 Overheats

October 6, 2016 — Southwest Airlines evacuated a flight after a passenger’s replacement Samsung Galaxy Note7 smartphone overheated and started smoking before takeoff. No one was injured. The man said it was a replacement phone he got at an AT&T store on September 21. Click here to read more.

Galaxy Note 7 Recall

September 1, 2016 — Samsung has issued a global recall and exchange program for 1 million Galaxy Note 7 smartphones. The company has received 96 reports of overheating and fires, resulting in 26 burn injuries and 55 reports of property damage. Click here to read more.

What is the Risk?

An estimated 1 out of every 42,000 phones are affected. Samsung blames the problem on a “very rare manufacturing process error” that could cause the battery to overheat.

Galaxy Explosion Burn Victim Files Lawsuit

Samsung has offered to replace the Note 7 with the Galaxy S7 or S7 Edge. Unfortunately, the S7 has also been linked to reports of explosions and fires. On September 8, a lawsuit (PDF) was filed by a man who suffered 2nd- and 3rd-degree burns when the S7 exploded in his pocket. He required extensive skin grafts on his leg.

Samsung Phone Explosion Burns 6 Year-Old Boy

An exploding Galaxy Core Prime smartphone caused severe burn injuries to the hands of a 6 year-old boy in Brooklyn, according to the New York Post.

Galaxy Note 7 Explosion Causes Car Fire

A dramatic car fire in Port St. Lucie, Florida has been blamed on an exploding Galaxy Note 7. The driver of the car, 55 year-old Clifford Samuels, said he was charging the smartphone when he heard a “pop” and it caught on fire.

Warning Against Using Note 7 On Planes

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has issued a statement warning against using the Galaxy Note 7 on planes or stowing it in checked baggage. No airlines have banned the device, but officials “strongly suggest” turning it off and not charging it on planes.

What is the problem?

Experts believe a manufacturing problem is putting pressure on plates inside battery cells, bringing negative and positive poles into contact. This causes the battery to heat up excessively and catch on fire.

Lithium Ion Battery Explosions

Lithium ion batteries are ideal for handheld electronic devices because they recharge quickly and pack a lot of power into a small size. The problem is they contain highly-flammable chemicals that can explode or cause a fire in several ways:

  • External damage or pressure
  • Manufacturing defects
  • Overcharging
  • Using incompatible chargers
  • High heat
  • Contact with metal, coins, keys in a purse or pocket
  • And more

Do I have a Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Lawsuit?

The Schmidt Firm, PLLC is currently accepting Samsung Galaxy injury cases in all 50 states. If you were burned by an exploding smartphone, you should contact our lawyers immediately for a free case consultation. Please use the form below to contact our Product Liability Litigation Group or call toll free 24 hours a day at (866) 920-0753.

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