PALM BEACH COUNTY, Fla. — Welcome to hell, Samsung.
The smartphone maker is taking some serious heat lately. The tech giant is embroiled in a global recall involving 2.5 million Galaxy Note 7 phones over fears they’ll go up flames. So far, there have been 26 reports of burns and 55 reports of property damage in the U.S.
Adding fuel to the fire is a freshly filed lawsuit in Florida.
Jonathan Strobel claims he was strollin’ through Costco on Sept. 9 when he felt his phone get hot in his pocket — then it explode! Strobel reportedly suffered burns on his thigh and thumb.
The lawsuit seeks unspecified damages for medical bills, pain and suffering, and lost wages.
So far, Samsung has not commented on the pending litigation, but it is urging customers to return and exchange their phones because of the risk.
Even the Federal Aviation Administration is warning passengers not to charge or even turn on the dang thing on a plane! So, unless you have a burning-desire for your cell phone to start sizzling in your pants, we suggest you burn rubber to the nearest Samsung store.