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Samsung phones with fire risks recalled in the US

On September 15th, Samsung recalled roughly 1 million units of their newly released “Galaxy Note7” after discovering that the phones have the potential to overheat and catch fire. 

According to reports, consumers are at high risk of sustaining serious burn injuries if the lithium-ion battery of the smartphone emits too much heat. The smartphones that come in four different colors have a 5.7-inch display and a stylus. Reports revealed that of the 92 complaints received by Samsung in the U.S., 26 were regarding burn injuries and 55 were regarding property damage. Consumers who have bought the potentially hazardous gadgets were advised to notify the store to either have their money back or to get a new unit with an improved battery.

The lawyers at the Law Offices of Yvonne M. Fraser represent people in Oceanside who have been injured as a result of using defective Samsung smartphones. We strongly believe that negligent manufacturers have a responsibility to compensate consumers who have been injured as a result of using their products. If you are in such situation, call our office today at (760) 512-1172 to find out how we may work on your behalf.