Samsung now hit with lawsuit over exploding Galaxy S6 Active


The Galaxy Note 7 might not be the only problem on Samsung's hands if we are to believe the allegations made by a customer in a new lawsuit the company has to face in the United States.

Brandon Covert and his wife were asleep on the night of August 2 when they heard a “loud explosion, resembling a gunshot,” but it wasn't a weapon that disturbed the family's sleep. Instead, on the dresser Brandon's Samsung Galaxy S6 Active was on fire, “shooting out flames four to five inches high and quickly filling the room with smoke.

According to the allegations in the lawsuit, Samsung had known for years that its technology was hazardous and that the Galaxy Note 7 issues that forced the South Korean company recall the phone twice in less than a month, is “just the tip of the iceberg.”

After unsuccessfully trying to extinguish the fire, Brandon grabbed the phone with his bare hands, ran to the kitchen and bathe it in water. Since then, he remained with severe burns on his hands, which is why the suit seeks damages for “smell of toxic fumes, scorched metal, burnt flesh, and smoke filled bedroom.

One other aspect the lawsuit filed in the U.S. district court in California mentions is that Samsung has tried to cover up these incidents and that the Galaxy Note 7 issue extend beyond the company's flagship.

Unfortunately, Samsung faces potential class-action in the United States over the Galaxy Note 7 recall, but a few lawsuits have already been filed against the South Korean company. So this does really appear to be just the tip of the iceberg.

source: The Guardian

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