If you are deciding to upgrade your current cell phone to the Samsung Galaxy Note 7, ask yourself if you are okay with it exploding in your pocket.  Apparently, these cell phones are under investigation for a ‘battery cell issue’. There has been over thirty cases where these phones have either caught on fire, or exploded. Forbes Magazine stated, “Like many rechargeable devices, phones use lithium-ion cells. But what makes these batteries great at powering gadgets also makes them vulnerable to catching fire.” This occurrence is way too common for this to be a minor issue. Over 2 million phones were produced and batteries fail at a rate of 1 in tens of millions. These phones are overheating causing the battery to overheat, overcharging and causing the phone to be unstable.  “When a battery reaches about 100ºC (200ºF), its materials start to break down, triggering a chemical chain reaction that releases its own energy.” As heat spreads throughout the phone, ions rapidly flow, the phone will short circuit causing an initial spark. If you have been injured by a defective or dangerous product you may be eligible to file a lawsuit. Request a free consultation from a California personal injury law firm by calling us at 1.800.GO.HARRIS.

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