It has become apparent that the Samsung cell phone, the Galaxy Note 7, has suddenly become a major problem with numerous incidents of them catching fire and/or exploding and causing injury and property damage. With the increasing frequency of this serious problem the Consumer Product Safety Commission and Samsung have issued a product recall for all Samsung Galaxy Note 7 phones sold before September 15, 2016.
According to the CPSC there have been 92 official reports of serious overheating problems related to the Samsung cell phone battery. This includes 26 reports of burns to people who had been holding the phone and 55 incidents in which the phone burst into flame resulting in property damage to homes, garages, and vehicles. The Samsung cell phone in the recall has caught fire while charging but have also caught fire while in use. There are over one million of these popular smartphones in the recall.
The New York Post reported one case of a 6 year old boy who was watching a video on a Samsung Galaxy Core Prime when the battery exploded. The boy was taken to the hospital with burns to his body. Because the smartphone in this case was a different model, it is the battery which appears to be at the root of the problem. As of now the Samsung Galaxy Core Prime is still on the market.
Stop Using Samsung Cell Phone Galaxy Note 7 Immediately
If you own this Samsung smartphone both Samsung and the CPSC want you to stop using it immediately and turn it off. Take your Samsung smartphone to your wireless carrier, retail outlet, or Samsung.com where it was purchased to receive a new Galaxy Note 7 with a different battery free of charge. You may also opt to receive a refund or a different replacement smartphone.
Anytime a consumer product is defective and causes bodily injury and/or property damage you have the right to be compensated for your losses including medical bills, property damage, and emotional trauma. Always consult with a personal injury attorney who handles product liability cases.
Most personal injury attorneys offer a free initial consultation so you can learn if you have a strong case and what your options are. In addition most personal injury attorneys take their fees as a percentage of the settlement you win so you have no out-of-pocket costs.
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