For various reasons, manufacturing companies sometimes issue official recalls of their products, especially when they believe the products may be placing consumers at risk for injury. Samsung recently issued a recall in Texas and the rest of the United States of at least one million Galaxy Note 7 phones. Some say the recall came a bit too late, however. One man, in particular, filed a lawsuit against the company after suffering severe injuries, which he claims were caused by the allegedly dangerous product.
The man was carrying his Galaxy Note 7 phone in his front pocket while shopping at a Costco store. At some point, it appears the phone exploded, causing severe second-degree burns to his leg. He also burned his thumb when trying to get the phone out of his pocket.
Others have reported issues with their Galaxy Note 7 phones. At least 92 people have claimed their batteries overheated. More than 50 say their defective phones caused property damage, and at least 26 reported injuries.
A dangerous or defective product does not meet the reasonable expectations of consumers. Any Texas consumer adversely affected may pursue justice by seeking a monetary judgment against the manufacturer and/or any other entity within the chain of distribution who knowingly placed a defective or dangerous product into the hands of consumers. Since product liability claims are based on state laws and vary widely from jurisdiction to jurisdiction, it is advisable to contact an attorney experienced in handling these types of claims to obtain clarification of those laws before proceeding to court.
Source: reuters.com, "Florida man sues Samsung, says Galaxy Note 7 exploded", Jonathan Stempel, Sept. 16, 2016