Now Samsung Galaxy S7 Phones Are Exploding

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It turns out Samsung may not have completely solved its exploding phone problem. The South Korean company recalled all Galaxy Note 7 phones in September after fires and explosions from overheating batteries were reported. A month later, Samsung halted sales of the revamped version of the Note 7 produced as the replacement for those recalled model when fires and explosions were reported from those, too. Now there are reports of exploding Galaxy S7 models.

A man in Winnipeg suffered second- and third-degree burns on his hands and wrists when his Galaxy S7 exploded. Amarjit Mann, 34, told the Winnipeg Sun  he was driving his car and could feel the phone getting warm in his pocket. He pulled to the side of the road, removed the phone and it exploded. “People need to be aware of this. It’s like a bomb you can carry,” he told the paper.

In response to reports of explosions like the one in Winnipeg, Samsung released a statement saying: “Samsung stands behind the quality and safety of the Galaxy S7 family. There have been no confirmed cases of internal battery failures with these devices among the more than 10 million devices being used by consumers in the United States; however, we have confirmed a number of instances caused by severe external damage. Until Samsung is able to obtain and examine any device, it is impossible to determine the true cause of any incident.”

Second and third-degree burns from phones with exploding lithium-ion batteries can be severe.

Can I file a lawsuit for injuries from an exploding Samsung phone?

You may have a lawsuit for injuries caused by an exploding Samsung cell phone. Companies sued in product liability cases include the manufacturer of the defective product, the wholesaler or distributor of the product and often the retailer of the product. If you have been injured by a defective Galaxy Note 7 or S7 phone, contact our experienced attorneys for a free consultation. There is no obligation.

 

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