Published: Mon, September 17, 2018
IT | By Lester Massey

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 Catches Fire in Woman's Purse, Lawsuit Filed

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 Catches Fire in Woman's Purse, Lawsuit Filed

This incident is just a small taste of what happened when Samsung officially started selling the Note7 two years ago. She then tried to pick up her Samsung Galaxy Note 9, supposedly burning her fingers in the process as smoke continued to fill the inside of the elevator, making it hard for her to see.

According to the lawsuit, Chung, a real estate agent, was in an elevator soon after midnight on September 3, when she felt her Galaxy Note 9 "become extremely hot".

She then chose to put it in her bag only to hear a whistling and screeching sound from her purse with thick smoke pouring out. This continued until a good Samaritan picked the Note 9 with a cloth, and immersed it into a bucket of water. A total of 2.5 million devices were included in the initial recall, which was then followed by a government-mandated us recall two weeks later. However, some devices that were marked safe also reported cases of fire. The device had to be discontinued within months of its launch. There are no witnesses of the actual occurrence apart from the woman that's suing Samsung for "unspecified damages and a restraining order barring the sales of any Galaxy Note 9s". By October 2016, Samsung announced an expanded recall and officially halted production on the defective Note 7.

The 4,000mAh cell on the Galaxy Note 9 is the largest to be featured on the Note series of devices. To avoid future problems, the company created an eight-point inspection process for its batteries that, Samsung said, goes "well above and beyond the industry standard". Samsung, on the other hand, confirmed that it's an isolated incident which the company intends to investigate.

It looks like Note 9 plans to continue the legacy of Note 7 as a lawsuit about a potential fire has come to light.

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