Samsung manufactures and sells smartphones which pose a threat to the safety of consumers. These dangers made international headlines when numerous Samsung Note7 devices exploded and burst into flames leading to a complete recall of the product.
Samsung has yet to determine the cause of the problems with the Note7, and continues to sell, market, and distribute other smartphones which are at risk of overheating, fire and explosion. Samsung recalled the Note7 while leaving other dangerous products in the marketplace. Unfortunately, the problem is not limited to the Note7. The Note7 recall was a Band-Aid to a pervasive problem for which major surgery was required.
According to the complaint, Samsung has been made repeatedly aware of the issues with its smartphones, yet has failed to warn consumers of the dangers posed by the lithium ion batteries in the devices.
While Samsung recalled the Note7, it has failed, and continues to fail, to recall other dangerous products, failed to warn consumers of the dangers they pose, and failed to adequately respond to consumers whose phones have suffered from overheating, fire and explosion.
The complaint seeks to certify the following class:
All persons residing in the State of California who purchased, in the State of California, at least one (1) of the Subject Phones at any time during the four (4) year period preceding the filing of this Class Action Complaint and continuing through the date of trial. The Subject Phones are the S6, S6 Edge, S6 Edge+, S6 Active, S7, S7 Edge, S7 Active, and Note5