Samsung faces potential class-action lawsuit in U.S. over its fire-prone Galaxy Note 7

The complaint revolves around the issue that although the smartphones weren’t operational they have been billed on a monthly basis.

The U.S. unit of Samsung Electronics Co Ltd is facing a proposed class action lawsuit from 3 Galaxy Note 7 users who have filed a complaint in a federal court in Newark, New Jersey.

The 3 Galaxy Note 7 users have filed the complaint against Samsung Electronics America Inc. on behalf of all users of the said phones from the 3 states of California, Nevada and Pennsylvania.

Last week, Samsung, the world’s top smartphone manufacturer, permanently ended the sales of its fire-prone Galaxy Note 7 smartphones, after two months of its launch.

The South Korean giant had announced a massive recall of 2.5 million Galaxy Note 7s in early September following numerous reports of the smartphone catching fire. The Galaxy Note 7’s issue is likely to be the costliest product safety failures in tech history.

The spokeswoman for Samsung Electronics America declined to comment on the pending litigation.

The complaint, filed on October 16, alleges that although consumers discontinued using the phones after the recall, they continued incurring expenses for monthly plan charges.

The case is Waudby vs Samsung Electronics America, U.S. district court, district of New Jersey, Newark, No. 16-cv-07334-CCC-JBC.


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