Class-action suit filed over recalled phones
LONDON, ONT.— A class-action lawsuit has been filed in Canada regarding Samsung Galaxy Note 7 phones, which were recalled last month following reports of overheating batteries that pose a fire hazard.
The lawsuit against both the U.S. and Canadian divisions of Samsung was filed in Ontario Superior Court by London, Ont.-based McKenzie Lake Lawyers, LLP.
The claim alleges Samsung was negligent because the company knew or should have known that the devices could harm consumers.
The allegations have not been proven in court.
The lawsuit, which was filed on behalf of Canadian residents who bought the Note 7, seeks damages and a declaration that the defendants’ actions were false and misleading and contravened the Consumer Protection Act and the Competition Act.
The South Korean electronics giant stopped making and selling the devices and advised owners to stop using them last month.