Tech giant Samsung Electronics has temporarily suspended production of its troubled Galaxy Note 7 smartphone amid reports that replacement devices had caught fire.
Free Confidential Lawsuit Evaluation: If you or a loved one was burned by a Samsung phone, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a suit and our lawyers can help.
What’s the Problem?
October 10, 2016 – Samsung said it was “adjusting shipping volumes” for Galaxy Note 7 phones in order to conduct in-depth inspections and to improve quality control, according to CNBC. The decision to halt production followed reports that all 4 major U.S. carriers — Verizon, AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile — have stopped exchanging or selling new Samsung Note 7 phones.
Problems with Note 7 replacement models add to a global scandal that has severely affected the reputation of Samsung, South Korea’s largest and most profitable company. It also could add new dangers for consumers.
On September 2, Samsung announced a global recall of 2.5 million Note 7s in 10 markets including the U.S. over allegedly defective batteries that have caused some of the phones to catch fire.
A Southwest Airline flight was evacuated at Louisville International Airport last week after a replacement Note 7 phone began smoking inside the plane, according to CNN. Customers in China and South Korea have reported similar incidents with replacement devices.
Airlines in Australia and Singapore have restricted passengers from using or charging the devices during flights. An investigation launched in response to dozens of consumer complaints about Samsung phones catching fire identified a potential battery flaw that affects about 1 in 42,000 units.
Do I Have a Samsung Galaxy Lawsuit?
The Class Action Litigation Group at our law firm is an experienced team of trial lawyers that focus on the representation of plaintiffs in Note 7 recall lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new burn injury cases in all 50 states.
Free Case Evaluation: Again, if you were injured by an exploding Galaxy Note 7 or other Samsung smartphone, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to a settlement by filing a suit and we can help.