A Detroit woman says her Samsung Galaxy phone burst into flames while she was driving on May 21.
The anonymous woman told WXYZ that her Samsung Galaxy S4 and Samsung Galaxy S8 were in her cupholder when she noticed a spark and one of the phones caught on fire. She was driving on Evergreen Avenue in downtown Detroit when the freak accident occurred. After pulling over and exiting her Nissan Maxima, the car quickly caught on fire.
“I thought I was going to die when I saw the sparks and the fire,”
“It happened quickly. It just went up in flames. People were telling me to get away from the car. What if I was on the highway stuck in traffic and couldn’t get out?”
The woman is planning to file a lawsuit but her lawyer, Gerald Thurswell, says he expects Samsung to recall their Galaxy phones once an investigation is finished.
“We’ve contacted Samsung. They’ve been very responsible and sent a crew to examine the car and portions of the phone,”
“Once it’s determined which of the phones and that one is recalled, we’ll probably save lives.”
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Samsung has issued a statement about the freak accident and plans to investigate the cause of the cell phone explosion.
“We stand behind the quality and safety of the millions of Samsung phones in the U.S.,”
“We are eager to conduct a full investigation of this matter and until we are able to examine all of the evidence, it is impossible to determine the true cause of any incident.”
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The popular cell phone manufacturer added that the Galaxy S4 and S8 were not on the recall list.