A day after Samsung told partners and carriers to stop selling its troubled Galaxy Note 7 following reports of fire and explosions in replacement devices, the company announced that it would end production of its flagship smartphone all together.
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What’s the Problem?
October 12, 2016 - Samsung’s announcement followed a nearly a week of controversy surrounding the Note 7, which was recalled last month over what was thought to be a defect in the devices’ lithium-ion battery. The company launched a campaign to replace the smartphones and investigate the problem, but the plan was scrapped following at least 8 reports of fire in the replacement devices.
A replacement Note 7 caught fire on a Southwest Airlines plane before takeoff on Monday at Louisville International Airport, forcing the evacuation of all passengers and crew members. At least 7 other reports of fire and explosions in the smartphones were reported in the U.S. and overseas.
On Sunday, Samsung announced that it had temporarily discontinued production of the Note 7 after all 4 major U.S. carriers of the smartphone — Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile and Sprint — stopped exchanging or selling the devices. That temporary discontinuation became permanent yesterday.
When Samsung issued the original Note 7 recall last month, the company projected losses of up to $1 billion. But now that it has permanently discontinued production of the device, Samsung faces a potentially unrecoverable $17 billion dollars in lost sales revenue.
Do I Have a Samsung Galaxy Lawsuit?
The Product Liability Litigation Group at our law firm is an experienced team of trial lawyers that focus on the representation of plaintiffs in Note 7 recall lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new injury cases in all 50 states.
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