While many look forward to seeing the new version of a phone that is put out by Samsung, we now anticipate how they will extinguish their current battery problem. The battery they are now using is a Lithium-ion battery. The FAA has been worried about them causing a fire for years. With the abundant amount of technology that exists, the Lithium-ion batteries occupy 95% of the electronic devices available. The battery is not just limited to phones. It is also in tablets, laptops, children’s toys, as well as electric cars.
The battery has been compared to a firecracker because if one goes off others around can as well. 2.5 million Samsung phones have been recalled due to the potential for the battery to catch fire. The FAA has now placed a ban on checking these devices and has had 11 documented smoke and fire cases linked to devices that were checked containing lithium-ion batteries.
There are product liability laws in place for consumer protection. There are thousands of personal injuries caused by dangerous products in the U.S. every year. Because of the costs associated with recalls, many companies will choose to ignore defects if only a few incidents have occurred.
It's important to know that as a consumer you have rights and manufacturers and sellers have a responsibility to you the consumer. With the extensive knowledge and expertise at Meyerkord & Kurth we are confident that if you have incurred damages due to a defective product, we can help you determine if there are grounds to pursue the manufacturer for the suffering you have endured to seek compensation. Contact us today for a free consultation.