Man sues beleaguered Samsung after exploding Galaxy S7 Edge causes massive 3rd degree burns

“Daniel Ramirez was working construction at a bookstore in Ohio when his Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge caught fire in his pocket, causing him second and third degree burns,” reports.

“The May 30th incident occurred three months prior to Samsung’s recent announcement that it is recalling 2.5 million Galaxy Note 7 phones due to a battery flaw that can result in fires,” reports. “ attorneys have filed a product liability lawsuit on behalf of Mr. Ramirez against Samsung–the first lawsuit to be filed over a Galaxy smartphone battery fire.”

“Although Samsung has yet to recall the S7 Edge, is calling on the company to address the safety of S7 Edge batteries in light of the terrible injuries caused by at least one of their phones,” reports. “We are also encouraging anyone whose Samsung smartphone caught fire and caused burns to submit a free case review.”

“Although no injuries have been reported in conjunction with Note 7 battery fires, close calls have been posted on social media,” reports. “A 34-year old South Korean teacher shared her story and an image of her burned phone on a popular online forum, according to the Associated Press, saying, “If the exploded phone had burned near my head, I would not have been able to write this post.” Her charred phone allegedly filled the room with chemical smoke.”

“Korea’s Yonhap News reported that within the first week of the Note 7 launching there were five claims of the devices exploding while charging,” reports. “In the United States, Note 7 owner Ariel Gonzalez shared a YouTube video of his scorched and melted phone, warning other users to ‘Be careful out there.’ Gonzalez says he ‘Came home from work, put [the Note 7] to charge a little bit before I had class. Went to put it on my waist and it caught fire.'”

“While Galaxy Note 7 owners have been fortunate to escape serious injury from battery fires, S7 Edge owner Daniel Ramirez was not so lucky,” reports. “According to a lawsuit complaint filed by attorneys, Ramirez placed his S7 Edge in his right front pocket on the morning of May 30, 2016 as he began work. Shortly thereafter he noticed his phone whistling, screeching, and vibrating, as well as smoke coming from his pocket. Mr Ramirez has [since] undergone multiple skin grafts.”


MacDailyNews Take: Gruesome, yet completely avoidable and deeply karmic.

As we’ve often written: Those who settle for Android iPhone knockoffs support criminals.

It’s best not to mess with karma. – Steve Jobs

If it’s not an iPhone, it’s an incendiary device cobbled together by a South Korean dishwasher maker.

I don’t know which is worse: Samsung’s slavish copying or that there are tens of millions of dullards and/or morally-crippled consumers who would buy such obvious knockoffs. What kind of person rewards thieves, especially such obvious ones? What kind of person hands over their money to make sure that crime pays? What’s wrong with you people, exactly?

It makes me sad that there are outfits like Samsung Electronics on the planet, as I was with Microsoft before them. People who work for Samsung Electronics should be ashamed. It makes me even sadder to see people supporting blatant criminals, whether it be blindly or, worse, knowingly. To those people I say: Get some morals, will you, or how about at least acquiring a modicum of taste?

What you’re doing is supporting criminal activity. It’s like you’re buying knockoff Coach handbags, but you’re paying pretty much the Coach price! Not too smart, eh? Oh, sure, you might have “saved” a bit upfront on your fake iPhone (maybe you got one of those Buy One Get One or More Free deals), but you’re paying the same data rates – after a couple years, you’ve pretty much paid the same anyway! So, in the end, you’re saving little or nothing while:

a) depriving the company who basically inspired your inferior, fragmented product;
b) depriving yourself of the real deal and the real experience, and;
c) rewarding the criminal, encouraging them to steal even more.

Not a lot of sense being made in any aspect of your toting around that Android phone, is there? Oh, right it’s “open.” Smirk. And, yes, every one of us with the real thing knows that you’re carrying around a half-assed fake, you tasteless wonder.

Didn’t you people have parents? If so, what did they teach you, if anything? Sheesh.SteveJack, MacDailyNews, August 6, 2012

Jeep charging a Samsung Galaxy Note 7 (left) and a Jeep charing an Apple iPhone (right)
Jeep charging a Samsung Galaxy Note 7 (left) and a Jeep charging an Apple iPhone (right)


Garage charging a Samsung Galaxy Note 7 (left) and a garage charging an Apple iPhone (right)
Garage charging a Samsung Galaxy Note 7 (left) and a garage charging an Apple iPhone (right)

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Beleaguered Samsung sheds $26 billion in value after massive recall of explosive, dangerous, flawed Galaxy Note 7 – September 12, 2016
FAA warns airline passengers not to use Samsung phones – September 9, 2016
Beleaguered Samsung’s exploding Galaxy Note 7 destroys garage; home condemned due to fire – September 9, 2016
Beleaguered Samsung’s exploding Galaxy Note 7 destroys Florida man’s Jeep – September 8, 2016
Beleaguered Samsung’s exploding Galaxy Note 7 burns down garage; destroys Jeep in another case; airlines now banning potentially deadly device – September 8, 2016
Apple orders more parts for iPhone 7 amid Samsung recalls – September 6, 2016
Exploding Samsung Galaxy Note 7 damages Perth hotel room – September 6, 2016
Beleaguered Samsung blows it in rush to beat Apple iPhone 7 to market – September 6, 2016
Apple stock up, may benefit from beleaguered Samsung’s exploding Galaxy devices – September 2, 2016
Beleaguered Samsung to recall 2.5 million Galaxy Note 7 units over exploding batteries – September 2, 2016
Samsung may be forced to recall Galaxy Note 7 over exploding batteries – September 1, 2016
Samsung halts Galaxy Note 7 shipments due to battery explosions – August 31, 2016
Ben Bajarin: ‘Samsung will be out of the smartphone business within five years’ – November 2, 2015
Apple’s iPhone can soon reap 100 percent of world’s smartphone profits – November 17, 2015
Apple’s iPhone owns 94% of smartphone industry’s profits – November 16, 2015
Poor man’s iPhone: Android on the decline – February 26, 2015
Study: iPhone users are smarter and richer than those who settle for Android phones – January 22, 2015
Why Android users can’t have the nicest things – January 5, 2015
iPhone users earn significantly more than those who settle for Android phones – October 8, 2014
Yet more proof that Android is for poor people – June 27, 2014
More proof that Android is for poor people – May 13, 2014
Android users poorer, shorter, unhealthier, less educated, far less charitable than Apple iPhone users – November 13, 2013
IDC data shows two thirds of Android’s 81% smartphone share are cheap junk phones – November 13, 2013
CIRP: Apple iPhone users are younger, richer, and better educated than those who settle for Samsung knockoff phones – August 19, 2013


    1. Can you imagine the CONFUSION!!!!! You are @ the airport (When @ the airport it is safe to say YOU HAVE YOUR PHONE ON YOUR PERSON) You need to make your flight but can’t take your Note 7 with you. What do you do? PHONE RAGE!!! ykbaid

      Can I bring my Galaxy Note 7 on an airplane?

      In the wake of Samsung’s Note 7 recall, Australian airlines Qantas, Jetstar and Virgin Australia have banned passengers from using or charging their Note 7s onboard flights (though devices may still be brought onboard switched off.) The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration “strongly advises” against using or charging Note 7 phones onboard planes. Again, that shouldn’t affect your ability to travel with a Note 7 if it’s switched off and stowed in hand luggage.

      Update: Since the Galaxy Note 7 has now been officially recalled in the U.S., the FAA’s official stance on recalled products comes into effect: “if the device is recalled by the manufacturer, airline crew and passengers will not be able to bring recalled batteries or electronics that contain recalled batteries in the cabin of an aircraft, or in carry-on and checked baggage.”

      Transport Canada issued a statement on September 9th stating that it acknowledges the issue with the Galaxy Note 7 and recommends customers travel with the Note 7, turned off and not charged, in the cabin itself, since a fire in the checked baggage section is much more difficult for a plane’s suppression system to contain.

      What’s more, it’s unclear how the situation might change later during the recall process — with no clear way for Note 7 owners to prove to authorities whether their device is a “safe” replacement or an “unsafe” original model.

  1. Since the s7 and note 7 share a common hardware construction I wouldn’t be surprised if this issue is much more widespread than anyone realizes. It’s possible that since the s7 is slightly lower powered than the note, it doesn’t get as hot and therefore doesn’t have the same risk of explosion, but if it’s using the same parts? This might get a whole lot worse. I hope many people join the suit and Samsung is held responsible.

    1. Check this out:

      Samsung’s Quick Fix for Galaxy Note 7 Is No Full Recharge

      Samsung plans to issue a software update for its recalled Galaxy Note 7 smartphones that will prevent them from overheating by limiting battery recharges to 60 percent.

      The front page of the Seoul Shinmun, a South Korean newspaper, carried a Samsung advertisement on Tuesday announcing the software update for any users of the Note 7 who may be disregarding its recall notice and continuing to use the smartphone.

      “It is a measure to put consumer safety first but we apologize for causing inconvenience,” the advertisement by Samsung Electronics said. The update for South Korean users will start Sept. 20, it said. . . .

      Analysts said the software update appears to be a last-ditch effort to contain the crisis.

      Samsung “has to contain the battery explosions but people are not returning the phones,” said Peter Yu, an analyst at BNP Paribas. “It is taking a desperate measure.”

      IOW: Wait a week for a software update that HOBBLES YOUR PHONE. Safety first! The response I’ve been hearing from news sources is total incredulity that any Galaxy Note 7 victims would accept this nonsense as a ‘solution’.

      Meanwhile, we will continue counting further Galaxy Note 7 fires, explosions, burns, lawsuits…

    2. I believe the problem is more widespread and Samsung is trying to cover it up, by saying it is the issue is limited to the Note 7.

      A week ago the issue was identified as a rare battery manufacturing defect where the anode could come in contact with the cathode.

      A software update will not fix that. So why are Samsung limiting the charge to 60%?
      The only explanation is that they know the battery is being over stressed during the charging cycle.
      There are two things that could possibly cause this. Fast charging or wireless charging.
      Samsung are learning a lesson that Apple learned in extensive testing long ago. When batteries are not removable, the Chargers and charging algorithms need to be rock solid and this means conservative battery management.

      The Apple haters have been criticising Tim Cook for the lack of innovation, but this debacle has proven Apple was right all along. Throwing in features to win at a list of specs is not a good idea, if the price is reliability.

  2. Before any of you Fandroid-Samscum fans start bitching about MDN’s coverage of the exploding phones, remember that Apple got KILLED and EVISCERATED in the media for “bendgate” … A phone that might bend because a teenage girl forgot to take it out of her back pocket is a little less serious than third degree burns and car fires….

    1. Yes until tests determined Samsung phones bent more easily. Hah! Funny how Fandroid trolls disappear once the undeniable clarity of facts is known. Where’s your Moses NOW? There is now blood Samstaining their fingers.

      Before Fandroid embarrass themselves any further (or put their families and self in danger) I’d suggest putting in an order stat for an iPhone 7 and taking your life threatening Android phone out to a hazardous disposal center – carefully.

        1. Or any of his other numerous, equally clueless and profane pseudonyms. Mac, ???, Wiki, Frank, etc.. All horsepucky of the same brown piled color, from the same very sick anti-Tim Cook hating homophobe troll.

          I suspect the MDN Webmaster is doing his best to ban him from these shores having nothing to offer here except stupidity, insults, hate and vitriol. Personally I prefer not to converse with 10 year olds or drunken commentators on sites like this.

  3. So where’s the class action suit now? Where are all the whiners that piss and moan about their “bent” iphone because that sat on it with their fat ass and want a new one?

    Sue the crap out them, says I

  4. Exploding phones, while in the pocket. Now that’s getting personal. Whistle while you work.

    From bad to worse. Is one think to burn up while charging, there is a increased chance of failure because you are putting energy into storage. But exploding during normal use, that’s simple terrible.

    No wonder the FAA is telling fliers, leave your Samsung at home.

    I think someone copied a bad battery recipe.

  5. Hate the fact people got hurt, property damage. These people hopefully learned to buy Apple the next time and skip that slavish copying POS low life scumbags Samsh*t. Shoddy cloners and underhanded business company.

  6. Vivek Wadhwa, professor at Carnegie Mellon University’s College of Engineering:

    “I have no doubt that a few weeks from now, they will have replaced most of the telephones and the fans will continue buying the phone, because it is a beautiful phone. It’s the best phone ever made.

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