Samsung sued over an exploding phone and it's not the Galaxy Note 7

Samsung is being sued over the explosion of this Samsung Galaxy S7 edge which caused second and third degree burns

Samsung is being sued over the explosion of this Samsung Galaxy S7 edge which caused second and third degree burns


It appears as though Samsung has another problem on its hands besides the explosion prone Samsung Galaxy Note 7. And this new problem involves an older model that also appears to be capable of performing a spontaneous combustion. The model in question is the Samsung Galaxy S7 edge. Earlier this month, we told you about a Galaxy S7 edge unit that allegedly exploded while charging overnight.

It seems that this was not the first time that the model has had this problem. A lawsuit was filed yesterday in the Superior Court of New Jersey by one Daniel Ramirez, who had purchased the phone from Best Buy in March. On May 30th, Ramirez was working at his construction job on an Amazon bookstore in Ohio, when the Galaxy S7 edge in his pocket caught on fire. Ramirez ended up with second and third degree burns as his pants melted onto his leg. As a result of the fire, Ramirez had to undergo painful skin grafts and has "permanent and life-altering injuries."

This happens to be the first time Samsung has been sued over a battery issue with one of its handsets. Considering what has happened with the Galaxy Note 7 since, it won't be the last.

If you're looking for the usual photographs of the charred remains of the phone (besides the one at the top of the story), you can find them in the complaint, which you can read by clicking on the sourcelink. We should also point out that there are some rather ugly photos of Ramirez's leg, and even though the photos are not of the highest quality (the document is a Xerox copy of the original), those who are squeamish might have an explosion of their own.

source: ClassAction.com (1), (2)

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118 Comments

1. DavMor0069

Posts: 266; Member since: Dec 09, 2015

IPhonearena

2. kiko007

Posts: 7385; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

Weird.....could have sworn this was a Samsung article.

6. Jimrod

Posts: 1605; Member since: Sep 22, 2014

Can't win can they? Accused of too many iPhone articles yet when they post all these Samsung ones the Fandroids still complain... Strange bunch.

10. Unordinary unregistered

All while bashing every Apple article there is, despite the fact that it blows away every phone on the market. Apples SoC years ahead of the entire industry.

17. Mxyzptlk unregistered

They need something to vent their insecurities on.

74. JunitoNH

Posts: 1946; Member since: Feb 15, 2012

They can vent all they want. Those Galaxies are going way up in price. Someone has to pay for all those lawsuit, and guess where the money coming from? Somewhere in Korea, someone is jumping from a bridge. You have dishonored us.

82. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

Those Galaxies aren't going anywhere in price. No one has to pay for all those lawsuits. Samsung does not penalize it's consumers for Something which isn't their fault. Samsung has taken full responsibility, even with the lawsuit setlement. Get your facts right!

115. JunitoNH

Posts: 1946; Member since: Feb 15, 2012

They can take all the responsibility they want, their objective is to make money. Businesses that trade, are accountable to its stock holders. Please spare me the rose color lenses, or maybe you are just naive, and haven't been on this earth long enough.

129. aegislash

Posts: 1430; Member since: Jan 27, 2015

Funny, seeing as you're a top notch anti-BlackBerry and anti-Samsung troll.

19. maherk

Posts: 6640; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Funny how the SoC is the only thing you keep bragging about when you compare an iPhone to an Android flagship, because they are lacking in every other department

23. kiko007

Posts: 7385; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

I gotta disagree Maherk. The iPhone has Stereo speakers, a dual camera setup, waterproofing, and an upgraded version of their NVMe storage. Those are all great features IMO. I know Android has had each of them for a long time, but no phone can claim to have all of them at once.

27. maherk

Posts: 6640; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

P9 Plus does

29. kiko007

Posts: 7385; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

The P9 Plus is water resistant? The NVMe storage I know is an Apple exclusive feature though.

30. maherk

Posts: 6640; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

It is water resistant, Huawei just didn't advertise as that. Just like the iPhone 6s, it was to some extent water resistant, but Apple didn't advertise it as so. As for the memory, yeah you are right, I missed that. But then, I could mention bunch of stuff that the iPhone 7 lacks, like quick charging, sd cars, amoled screen to start with.

31. kiko007

Posts: 7385; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

True. I'll never claim it is perfect, but they took a step forward this year at least :D.

35. tedkord

Posts: 17043; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Stereo speakers is a big step forward. One day, front facing stereo speakers are going to be the norm, not the exception. I hope it's soon.

39. kiko007

Posts: 7385; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

Me too. I'd prefer them to be front facing, but I'll take what I can get lol......

38. maherk

Posts: 6640; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Of course they did, there is no doubt about that. I just wish the 7 Plus was a bit more compact, I would have got myself one instead of the Note 7. I honestly waited till after the iPhone 7 got announced until I ordered my Note 7, was hoping I ll get an iPhone for a change this year. Who knows, maybe next year.

47. kiko007

Posts: 7385; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

True that. I've heard they are moving to an "All screen" front next year with one model. Hopefully that happens, because I HATE the bezel size. Makes the phone way bigger than it needs to be.

48. maherk

Posts: 6640; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Either that, or atleast give the smaller iPhone the same resolution and battery life found in the Plus model.

85. darkkjedii

Posts: 30678; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Cool to see some of the fellas here talking tech, and being cool vs arguing and disrespecting each other. Kudos guys.

127. Unordinary unregistered

Quick charging would be nice =)

94. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

What? Samsung uses the tech too, just not in their phones; which I don't know why. They do make SSD's with the tech. It's not exclusive to Apple because its from Intel

98. kiko007

Posts: 7385; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

I was speaking specifically regarding mobile, but thanks for the insight into Samsung's PC offerings. They really should put it into phones..... it'll make a world of difference speed wise.

118. tedkord

Posts: 17043; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Not really. It's faster in sequential operations, but the UFS2 is faster in random, which is the bulk of read/write in a smartphone.

56. Ultimodrew

Posts: 59; Member since: Aug 14, 2015

Couple of points about your comments; Stereo speaker setup... reminds me awfully a lot like the setup on my HTC 10. dual camera setup is only on the iphone 7 plus, not the 7... just making a clarification waterproofing... Not quite. It is water resistant, a much appreciated update, but there is a limit to what it means upgraded NVMe storage... Well always welcome, I give them that one People are always going to complain about what Apple does for their next iphone, because they are the popular brand that plays it safe. None of those features as you pointed out are new, and these features are only there because Apple sat on the idea of including any of them, till the competition had these features for years. Granted they don't want to add non-proven features to their iphones. Makes them less "it just works," and that's what disappoints me about them. What would compel someone who has been a Android faithful to switch sides, if all Apple keeps doing is playing catch up? Where is the wow factor? The "Man I gotta give up my high end Android phone for that."

62. kiko007

Posts: 7385; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

An excellent assessment. I don't think Apple is in the "We gotta wow people" game anymore. While unfortunate, it's not necessarily a drawback quality wise. Keeps things predicable for better or worse. They aren't in the "switching users" game either. People are entrenched in their ecosystem of choice by this point anyhow. To sum up my point, preferences will always trump everything. I prefer iOS, so I buy an iPhone every year using the upgrade program. Android fans aren't impressed, and they shouldn't be, the phone isn't geared towards them anyhow.

68. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

I shouldn't be impressed, because iOS is too restrictive. I prefer Android because of freedom and versatility. So the iPhone isn't geared towards me - not at all. I might use the iPhone7 as a back up phone, but it can't be my daily driver.

71. kiko007

Posts: 7385; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

And that's perfectly fine. I have an HTC 10 as my backup right now (sold my 6s Plus, so typing on the 10). It's nice having the best of both worlds.

90. darkkjedii

Posts: 30678; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

I honestly like what Apple did this year, just hate that I didn't get a single software feature I was hoping for. I knew he hardware would be good to great (quad core and 3 gig of DDR4), but I was hoping big time for iPad like multitasking to make use of it. This Samsung recall has me wondering about the support the Note will get going forward. If they're too busy playing catchup, will they be on point with update? I thought about turning mine in, but this article give me pause. What if I turn in my great working Note, get an Edge, and it explodes?

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