False Marketing Prompts Samsung Galaxy S7 Lawsuit
A class action lawsuit was filed against Samsung Electronics America for allegedly misleading and deceiving consumers with the false advertising of their Galaxy S7 cellphones that claim the smartphones are water-resistant.
Consumers contend that Samsung’s claim of water-resistant Galaxy S7 is false and untrue. Advertising materials for the phones show people snorkeling, surfing, and kayaking with their phones and represents that the phones “repel spills, splashes, and even dunks” in water. However, the reality is the phones fail after being submerged in water for a short period of time.
You can read about the case under the name Velasquez-Reyes et al v. Samsung Electronics America, Inc., Case No. 20-cv-12969, C.D. CA.
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More About the Samsung Galaxy S7 Water-Resistant False Advertising Class Action Lawsuit
According to the class action lawsuit, “in a nationwide advertising campaign, Samsung portrays people dunking Galaxy S7 phones in fish tanks, spraying Galaxy S7 phones with jets of water and dousing them with champagne, and holding the phones while kayaking through river rapids and surfing in the ocean. Such depictions of water resistance permeate Samsung’s advertisements of the Galaxy S7 phones, and the claimed water-resistant feature distinguishes these phones from similar products marketed and sold by Samsung’s competitors. As part of its advertising campaign, Samsung consistently represents that the S7 Phone is ‘water-resistant up to 5 feet of water for up to 30 minutes.’”
A few of Samsung’s marketing lines include “Because water happens”, “Feel free to get your phone wet”, “repel spills, splashes, and even dunks so you won’t be putting all your hopes in a pathetic bowl of rice”.
The claims were false and misleading, however as a consumer’s phone “was permanently damaged after she briefly dropped it in shallow water. The Galaxy S7 phones of many other consumers likewise have sustained damage from exposure to liquid or moisture.”
The lawsuit further claims that “Samsung’s representations induced… millions of consumers like her to purchase Samsung’s purportedly water-resistant phones. Had these consumers known that Samsung’s representations of water resistance were not accurate, they would not have purchased a Galaxy S7 phone, or they would have paid significantly less for the product.”
Samsung is accused of committing fraud, violating the False Advertising Law (“FAL”), Unfair Competition Law (“UCL”), and unjust enrichment.
Editor’s note on the Samsung Galaxy S7 Class Action Lawsuit:
This piece is written about the recent Samsung Galaxy S7 Water-Resistant False Advertising Lawsuit. If you are considered eligible to be among the class of consumers described in the class action, you may eventually be able to participate in receiving any compensation the court may award.
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