Samsung’s troubles with the Galaxy Note 7 have gone from bad to worse.

On September 09, a Florida man was shopping at Costco when his Galaxy Note 7 exploded in his pocket. The device caught fire, burning through the pocket of his pants, and causing second-degree burns to his right thigh. The man also suffered burns to his right thumb as he attempted to remove the phone from his pocket.

The man is now suing Samsung for medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other alleged injuries according to a report that was filed. He is seeking unspecified damages.

Samsung voluntarily recalled the Galaxy Note 7 on September 02 after receiving 35 reported cases of the Android either exploding or catching fire. This number has now climbed to 92. The US Consumer Product Safety Commission issued an official recall on September 15, which unfortunately, came 6 days too late for the Florida plaintiff.

Samsung insists the problem lies with the batteries and not the phones themselves. A rare deficiency during the manufacturing process of some batteries can cause them to overheat, leading to fire or explosion. In many of the reported cases, the devices were plugged in and charging when the incidents occurred. It is estimated about 2.5 million customers are affected.

Samsung is asking all customers to turn off their devices immediately and exchange them as soon as possible. Replacement Galaxy Note 7s only became available today, which is perhaps why so few have been returned.

This recent case in Florida marks the first alleged injury and lawsuit as a result of the faulty Note 7 devices.

If you, a loved one, friend, neighbor, colleague or client has been injured as a result of a Galaxy Note 7 defect, please contact our firm at 561-655-1990 or chat with us at We are available to answer your questions 24 hours a day / 7 days a week.

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