Posted by Salvatore J. Zambri, founding member and partner.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Smartphone has been the subject of several safety
concerns following issues with the phone batteries overheating or catching
fire. On September 2, 2016, Samsung issued a global recall of an estimated
2.5 million phones, after admitting knowledge of about 35 incidents involving
phone batteries. Previously, three Australian airlines had restricted
passengers from using or charging them during flight. On September 8, the
Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) recommended that passengers not use or charge the smartphones while on
planes, nor carry them in stowed luggage.
On September 9, 2016, the
Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) issued a warning that the lithium batteries can explode or catch fire.
The public is advised to stop using all Samsung Galaxy Note 7 smartphones
"CPSC and Samsung are working cooperatively to formally announce an
official recall of the devices, as soon as possible. CPSC is working quickly
to determine whether a replacement Galaxy Note7 is an acceptable remedy
for Samsung or their phone carriers to provide to consumers.
We advise all consumers to report product safety incidents involving lithium-ion
batteries in smartphones to us via
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About the author:
Mr. Zambri is a board-certified civil trial attorney by the National Board of Trial
Advocates and a Past-President of the Trial Lawyers Association of Metropolitan
Washington, D.C. The association recently named him "Trial Lawyer
of the Year".
Super Lawyers recently named him among the "Top Ten" lawyers in the Metro
Area (out of more than 80,000 attorneys) (2014 and 2015). He has been rated by
Washingtonian magazine as a "Big Gun" and among the "top 100″ lawyers
in the entire metropolitan area. The magazine also describes him as "one
of Washington's best - most honest and effective lawyers" who
specializes in personal injury matters, including automobile accident
claims, premises liability, product liability, medical malpractice, and
work-accident claims. He has successfully litigated multiple cases against
truck and bus companies, the Washington Metropolitan Area transit Authority,
and other automobile owners. His law firm, in fact, has obtained the largest
settlement ever in a personal injury case involving WMATA. Mr. Zambri
has also been acknowledged as one of "The Best Lawyers in America" by
Best Lawyers (2016 edition) and has been repeatedly named a "Super Lawyer" by
Super Lawyer magazine - national publications that honor the top lawyers in America.