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Samsung sued over exploding Galaxy S7 edge

Samsung has revealed what was causing the Galaxy Note 7’s battery to explode which forced it to issue a global recall for its latest flagship smartphone and it has reiterated that this issue is just limited to the Galaxy Note 7. However, the company is now being sued over a Galaxy S7 edge which allegedly exploded and caused third-degree burns. There are no widespread reports of a similar battery cell issue with the Galaxy S7 edge and this incident is said to have occurred on May 30 even before the Galaxy Note 7 had been officially announced.

Construction worker Daniel Ramirez says that his Galaxy S7 edge caught fire in his pocket as he was working at a bookstore in Ohio. A product liability lawsuit has now been filed against Samsung and it calls on the company to address the safety of batteries in the Galaxy S7 edge “in light of the terrible injuries caused by at least one of their phones.” The firm that filed this lawsuit on behalf of Ramirez encourages users whose Samsung smartphone caught fire to get in touch with them.

The lawsuit says that Ramirez had his Galaxy S7 edge in his pant pocket the entire time and soon after he started working, he noticed that the handset was “whistling, screeching, and vibrating” and that smoke was coming out of it. When he reached into his pocket to take out the phone, Ramirez suffered burns to the right hand. The Galaxy S7 edge is then said to have exploded “without warning,” catching fire when it was still inside his pocket, leaving Ramirez with second and third-degree burns. Some graphic pictures showing the burns have been posted on the firm’s website.

It merits mentioning here that all reports of the Galaxy Note 7’s battery exploding had one thing in common: the handset was being charged when the battery overheated and exploded. It can’t be said for sure right now how the Galaxy S7 edge exploded while it was inside a pocket as claimed in the lawsuit. Samsung is yet to comment on the matter.

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ratansam
ratansam

Hey SAMSUNG we are eagerly awaiting for our Note 7. When is it gonna come in the market? Really can’t wait for the phone killer.
And please bring into the market as soon as possible.

Loretta Scheschy
Loretta Scheschy

My daughters Galaxy S6 Active exploded and caught fire in her pocket on Saturday 9/10/16 causing 2nd and 3rd degree burns to her thigh. Her phone was not being charged, was not in use, had not previously been damaged in any way, there was nothing else in her pocket, her clothing was not too tight as she was wearing loose cargo shorts which probably saved her from being harmed even worse. The phone is about 11 months old. Best Buy where we bought the phone and it is insured through blew us off and told us that it was a… Read more »

uilnosaj
uilnosaj

My son’s S7 Edge screen went into a spontaneous shattering and cracking while sitting on the counter charging, and when we went to the store and told them about it, Verizon staff laugh and said, nothing like that ever happens, but, when I go on line, countless people are having the same issue. I think I have figure out the issue that is causing all the problem, but I want to know if there is a lawsuit open on this issue. If not, I am going to take them to court.

warlockba
warlockba

The issue is simple – it can be one of the 2 problems: – battery bloating and cracking the casing (happened several times) – more likely – glass shattering due to temperature difference between internals and room temperature (if too high a difference, glass will crack, as since front / back are both glass – there is no way that the case can expand thus putting more strain on the glass’ back side, where on the front side there is no additional tension – which cracks) – it happened since Google released the Nexus 4 (or 5 I think –… Read more »

eHoolie
eHoolie

If King Tut had a smart phone, this is what it would look like now.

broekhuijsen
broekhuijsen

Ha ha ha what an utterly stupid comment… but it made me laugh alright. Thanks for that :p

eHoolie
eHoolie

lol…that was my intent. 😉

nilloks
nilloks

Well is really sad all this for Samsung, but i can say this is only to make down to Samsung Company, I use iPhone for a long time i when i have about 3 years ago the last IPhone 4 they burn in the night…the company here in Chile give me a new one an accesorys to dont inform that…iPhone like Samsung have phones can burn 😛

jordanww
jordanww

I’ve noticed lately my s7 Edge getting really hot for no reason. It would be on the table, not charging and I haven’t used it for an hour. Thinking of taking it to my carrier and see what they say.

gtone339
gtone339

Some are defective, most are reliable, happens with other devices as well.

ratansam
ratansam

Samsung you are my all time favourite and you will always be. The victims or the customers who have complained or complaining about your finest product, they must have been payed for that. The other phone companies are jealous of your success, your popularity and your products. They fear of loosing their market but we SAM fans know that you own the market. No other brands mobiles can ever compete with your devices; they can just dream of it. You don’t worry we SAMSUNG fans are with you we support you everything gonna be alright.

warlockba
warlockba

Do you realize what you are saying? Samsung admitted they have a big problem, and they are doing a huge recall of a device; and you just keep saying that people have been payed off to say that their phones burn down. Are you really serious? Yes they do own the market at the moment, as they have a huge variation of devices they literally “throw” on the market, to compete with any other phone manufacturer. However exactly this strategy is going to crush them. You already see very bad support on non-flagship devices (and with the growing number they… Read more »

germancalvo2828
germancalvo2828

Miren amigos yo uso teléfonos Samsung de hace bastante tiempo. Y últimamente tengo a5 2016 y no se porque cuando lo cargo calienta demasiado y otras veces no calienta eso estoy extrañado porque me calienta algunas veces y otras no alguien que me responda si saben porque sucede eso

kronicle
kronicle

This is a joke right? I mean one lawsuit attempting to get “Class Action” status is way to funny. When we’re talking about maybe if lucky 35 to 40 people have maybe had fires of any kind on either phone! lol….. that won’t even qualify it for Class Action Status! haha…. Since most everyone already has a replacement without the problem! ……even iPhone buyers have failed to get Class Action Status for exploding/fire in iPhones!!! 😀

mtb262626
mtb262626

Judging by that picture it looks like the fire was started from the outside not the inside which is what you would expect if it was a genuine problem so that was suggest it was deliberate maybe somebody is after compensation and a new phone

eHoolie
eHoolie

More likely what happened was the fool sat/fell on it when it was in his pocket and probably cracked or even broke the device. The anode and cathode layers in the battery touched briefly, just enough to start a chain reaction and poof!

mojikey
mojikey

W0o0o0o0oW . My dear phone , S6 Edge , please …..

ijazali
ijazali

Crappy Apple phones have been exploding for years (Google “exploding iPhones”), and no one says a thing while Apple does everything it can to cover-up the ongoing problem, and no one has any concern. A handful of Samsung phones escape with defective batteries, Samsung is proactive to replace any phone that may be even remotely in danger of having this defect and the whole world goes nuts. As this report came from someplace within the US, days after the iPhone 7 announcement, this can only be a forged smartphone explosion, possibly made with a higher voltage wall charger and phone… Read more »

eHoolie
eHoolie

lol…Your tinfoil hat is showing. Better tuck it back in.

superg05
superg05

google what he asked

eHoolie
eHoolie

I know about the Apple crap burning. I’m talking about the “The rise of conspiracy” crap. I nearly shit myself laughing so hard.

eHoolie
eHoolie

All lithium ion batteries are a potentially volatile energy source. Look what happened to Tesla cars as well. A little road debris, and pow! They need to be manufactured to the highest quality standards to be safe in normal use. And for the most part they are. But if they miss a step or cut corners to save a few bucks here and there, this is what happens.

benlol98
benlol98

I googled exploding iPhones first article I saw was on Aug 2 this year. Australian cyclist suffered third-degree burns.