Man sues LG after Optimus F6 explodes in his pants, causing severe burns

Man sues LG after Optimus F6 explodes in his pants, causing severe burns
Muhammad Sattar is suing LG in a federal court in Brooklyn after the IT specialist's LG Optimus F6 exploded in his pants pocket on January 13th of this year. The explosion caused 2nd and 3rd-degree burns on Sattar's hand and right leg. As a result of necessary skin grafts, he missed at least a month of work at the Manhattan investment bank that employs him.

Sattar said that he had been using the LG Optimus F6 for months when it burst into flames. His attorney, Lawrence GoldĀ­hirsch, said "It was just in his pocket, sitting there, and it blew up." The phone was launched in the U.S. on September 11th, 2013.

After the explosion, Sattar was taken immediately to Weill Cornell Medical Center. There, he was admitted to the hospital's burn center.


source: NYPost

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50 Comments

1. redmd

Posts: 1935; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

Nostalgia. I like that LG skin of old.

2. Subie

Posts: 2359; Member since: Aug 01, 2015

Could be a long shot to win. If he had only been using it for months then he most likely bought it second hand or possibly a non authorized re-seller. LG could then argue that the phone/battery may have been miss handled. I feel bad for the guy though and wouldn't want something like this to happen to anyone.

6. Subie

Posts: 2359; Member since: Aug 01, 2015

As a good gesture/PR move, LG could offer the guy a free G5 complete with all of the friends.

19. tacarat

Posts: 854; Member since: Apr 22, 2013

Or a competitor. Tasteless suggestion, Amazon fire.

31. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

Another tasteless suggestion, iPhone 6S..

17. tacarat

Posts: 854; Member since: Apr 22, 2013

Thumbs up. A phone that age probably doesn't have the original battery. If he bought a replacement battery straight from LG, though, it changes.

27. engineer-1701d unregistered

its only on android 4.1 and 4gb storage

30. tacarat

Posts: 854; Member since: Apr 22, 2013

There are people that only use smartphones as a phone. He may have a tablet or laptop he uses for "real" computing. Hell, maybe his main phone is busted and that's his backup. The story doesn't really go into it, but it really shouldn't matter. It's an old, inexpensive phone from a generally reliable company. It's not something he picked from a no-name.

26. engineer-1701d unregistered

i love how he says he's a IT specialist hahaha with a old ass phone with 4 gb storage thats not every powerful and could barely get by on emails in todays life, if he is a it guy i would look at xda and look for an account he may have modded it. voids warranty and can be dangerous

3. f_u_006

Posts: 119; Member since: Mar 19, 2014

ROFLMAO! Hahahahahahha

4. aikoo

Posts: 129; Member since: Feb 27, 2016

Not LGs fault he didn't want to upgrade.

11. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

You are exactly whats wrong with this world.

20. aikoo

Posts: 129; Member since: Feb 27, 2016

Dude chill... It was a joke. LG doesn't even sell that phone anymore. Last carrier that sold that phone that I'm aware of was MetroPCS. He 9/10 bought it from a 3rd party therefore not LGs fault.

41. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

So if I buy a iPhone 5S from Best Buy even though it's not sold through Apple anymore and something happens to it down the road, it's my fault? Logic.

25. matistight

Posts: 985; Member since: May 13, 2009

No, you are the person that is wrong with this world. Companies put in Lithium Ion batteries in phones, knowing that you will see a major drop in battery capacity within 300-500 charge cycles (300-500 shallow charge cycles at that.) They do this so you will buy the next phone they come out with conveniently a year after the phone is released. Now I can give the guy the benefit of the doubt and say that this guy is cheap. He probably doesn't enjoy spending a lot of money, and seeing that he is an IT Specialist, proves my point. I have never heard of an IT person owning a bare minimum spec'd phone, unless they really know nothing about IT work. I can also say with his cheapness, he might use Metro PCS or T-Mobile(Also, the phone was released for those carriers.) Now this guy might be an idiot if he did order a non OEM battery. Idiot because those batteries sell for $4-$6 on eBay (With free shipping at that.) If anything, this guy should be questioned on his choices before any payouts are paid.

42. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

A few months doesn't correlate to a battery drop, which as you said occurs after 300-500 charges lol. #AtLeastYouTried

43. matistight

Posts: 985; Member since: May 13, 2009

That phone has been discontinued since Jan-Feb 2015 (depending on location/carrier), so he would have purchased the phone from a third party (which may have supplied him with a non oem battery). So at least you tried you pixelated TR "sponsor." As someone that worked at a Metro PCs store (sadly) during the life and death of the F6, I can tell you roughly when the phone was discontinued. And I'm glad it was, because adding Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram would fill up the phones memory. Horrible phone (along with the LA and F3). And even if it was purchased some how brand new, not all phones are perfect. And if he got the phone wet, that won't help his case.

15. KParks23

Posts: 724; Member since: Oct 13, 2010

Wtf a IT specialist doing with a F6?

23. matistight

Posts: 985; Member since: May 13, 2009

Using the hell out of that 1.3GB internal storage.

5. bassembm

Posts: 143; Member since: Dec 27, 2015

The war against LG has begun from phonearena .

32. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

news roadmap: bad result of bend, burn, scratch test - check useless and overpriced friends - check limited modular - check complaint about bad design - check complaint about back - check terrible battery life - check bad camera result - coming soon at least their reviewer were kind enough to give 8+ score for this phone

7. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3951; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

That sucks, i feel bad for the guy, his phone blew up in his pocket and he probably won't win this lawsuit against LG because he had only been using the phone for months so he didn't get it brand new and there is no telling what the preveouse owner has done to the device, not to mention the warranty is long gone.

8. eden555

Posts: 29; Member since: Jan 21, 2016

he works at a bank but has a cheap phone -_-

10. gaming64

Posts: 234; Member since: Mar 22, 2016

Not everyone is materialistic.

16. sissy246

Posts: 7106; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

Just because he works at a bank doesn't mean he makes a lot of money. Also some people just want a phone for a phone , to make calls and maybe text so why spend hundreds on one for that.

28. engineer-1701d unregistered

then get any newer phone for free when signing up with metro or any carrier, no reason for that phone.

36. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

You're assuming he knows what's "newer"/"older" when it comes to phones. He could have just stepped into a mobile shop and ask for a simple phone for the bare bone basics.

18. tacarat

Posts: 854; Member since: Apr 22, 2013

Maybe he's not a phone fan.

33. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

maybe he's just work as cleaning service or OB :-/

37. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

Not everyone care to have the latest and greatest, some still use a 3310 till today...

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