Samsung is being sued by a man in Florida who says a Note 7 exploded while in his pants pocket, causing a second degree burn on his leg as well as burns on his thumb when he tried to remove it.
he man, Jonathan Strobel says his phone exploded on September 9th. This was a week after Samsung issued an unofficial recall but still a full week before the phone was formally recalled. The lawsuit seeks damages for his medical bills, suffering and lost wages.
A Samsung Spokesperson has said the company is “aware of Mr Strobel’s incident” but will not comment on pending litigation. “We are urging all Note 7 owners to power down their devices and exchange it immediately” the spokesperson said. They encouraged phone owners to visit the Samsung website for information on how to swap out a recalled phone.