Samsung is currently facing a class-action lawsuit in the United States after angry customers filed the first claims against the company over its exploding Galaxy Note 7 smartphone. The three plaintiffs – from Nevada, Pennsylvania, and California – are accusing Samsung Electronics America of fraud and breach of warranty and good faith. The suit itself does not seek any damages over the Galaxy Note 7 smartphones that actually caught fire, but rather Samsung’s mistreatment of customers. It claims that the customers had to keep paying on their contracts during the weeks after Samsung recalled the phones, but before any replacements … Read the rest
In this day and age, cell phones have become indispensable for most people. With any device which has batteries and a charging apparatus, there are product defects that can possibly cause personal injury. There have been cases of cell phones exploding while charging, shocking users, and most recently, causing second-degree burns.
Many cases have involved a defective battery. A college student at the University of Guelph in Canada was sleeping when her smartphone exploded, catching fire. Her phone was not charging at the time, and the cell phone company claims the battery was not the genuine one sold with … Read the rest