Sacramento Samsung Phone Catches Fire

Sacramento Samsung Phone Catches Fire

Sacramento Samsung Phone Catches Fire

Sacramento Samsung Phone Catches Fire

I’m Ed Smith, a Sacramento burn injury attorney. There have been many reports in the news pertaining to the new Samsung Galaxy Note 7. The smartphone has brought safety concerns regarding its battery overheating and catching on fire. A frightening situation took place in Sacramento where a Note 7 phone burst into flames. The story was announced by the victim on Sunday, October 9, 2016. Luckily, the Note 7 customer survived from the defective product.

What Happened?

Gita Halderman was attending a special event with an author introducing his new cook book in Sacramento. Halderman turned off her Samsung Galaxy Note 7 replacement phone so that it would not distract others in the audience. However, she began to hear her phone making a hissing sound and it began to catch on fire in her hand. She described the height of the flames from 6 to 12 inches high. On October 10, 2016, the Samsung company went ahead and issued a global recall for all consumers to return their smartphones and all retailers to stop the sales of the Galaxy Note 7. The recall was issued for cases similar to Halderman’s and has created an investigation conducted by the US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).

What Types of Injuries?

Halderman suffered a burn injury to her hand due to her smartphone catching on fire. Thankfully, she did not sustain severe injuries in the accident and described her burn injury as minor. She has since shared her story on Facebook to alert her friends and family. Through social media, Fox 40 News found her story online and aired a segment about it.

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