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Customer sues Samsung after phone exploded in his pocket



Customer sues Samsung after phone exploded in his pocket

Florida resident Jonathan Strobel, has filed a lawsuit against Samsung after his Galaxy Note 7 phone reportedly exploded in his pocket.

According to Strobel, he was in Costco on September 9 when he felt his phablet warm up considerably in his pocket and then exploded.

Strobel’s attorney later asserted that the explosion left Strobel with a second-degree burn on his right thigh, as well as a severe burn on his left thumb, which he sustained when he tried to remove his Galaxy Note 7 from his pocket.

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The lawsuit, which was filed in a Florida state court in Palm Beach County, seeks unspecified damages that will cover lost wages, medical bills, pain and suffering, and other reported damages. For its part, Samsung did not comment on the pending litigation.

“We are urging all Note 7 owners to power their device down and exchange it immediately,” said Samsung spokesperson Danielle Meister Cohen.

The lawsuit is noteworthy for several reasons, the largest of which being it looks to be the first related to the Galaxy Note 7 and its faulty battery.

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