Samsung Faces Potential Class Action in US Over Galaxy Note 7

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Samsung Faces Potential Class Action in US Over Galaxy Note 7
Highlights
  • Samsung has completely stopped Galaxy Note 7 production
  • An action class lawsuit has been filed against Samsung in the US
  • Samsung has been hit with Galaxy Note 7 explosion encounters worldwide

Samsung Electronics Co Ltd's US unit is facing a proposed class action lawsuit from three Galaxy Note 7 customers, according to a filing in a federal court in Newark, New Jersey. The complaint against Samsung Electronics America Inc seeks to represent a nationwide class of Galaxy Note 7 customers in Nevada, Pennsylvania and California.

The world's top smartphone maker last week permanently ended sales of the fire-prone Galaxy Note 7 smartphone less than two months after its launch.

(Also see:  Galaxy Note 7 Fiasco Could Increase iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus Sales by 7 Million: Analyst)

Samsung announced the recall of 2.5 million Galaxy Note 7s in early September following numerous reports of the phones catching fire in what could be one of the costliest product safety failures in tech history.

A spokeswoman for Samsung Electronics America declined to comment on the pending litigation. The complaint, filed on October 16, alleges that the consumers discontinued using the phones after the recall, but were asked to wait days or weeks for a replacement phone.

The complaint states that the consumers continued to incur monthly device and plan charges for phones they could not use.

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