One of the first Galaxy Note 7 lawsuits filed in Florida

One of the first lawsuits in the Galaxy Note 7 recall saga was filed on Friday.

Jonathan Strobel of Florida alleges that endured wounds as a result of his phone’s battery exploding while shopping at a Palm Beach Gardens Costco on September 9, a week after a voluntary recall was issued, but a week before a government-sanctioned recall followed. It was on Thursday that the Consumer Product Safety Commission officially recalled about 1 million devices.

Strobel’s lawyer Keith Pierro claimed that his client was severely burned on his thigh and his left thumb in an attempt to distance himself from the Note 7. The complainant wants damages to cover medical bills, wages, pain and suffering and other injuries.

“Unfortunately for my client the recall came too late,” Pierro said.

Samsung did not comment on the suit, — filed in state circuit court — instead directing Note 7 owners to power down the device and exchange it.

Source: Reuters
Via: Engadget

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