In September 2020, a class-action lawsuit
was filed against Samsung Electronics America for allegedly falsely marketing its Galaxy S7 cellphones as water resistant when, according to the complaint, they are not. Plaintiffs claim that advertising materials for the cellphones show people snorkeling, surfing, and kayaking with their phones and represents that the phones “repel spills, splashes and even dunks” in water when, according to the complaint, the phones fail after being submerged in water for a short period of time. (Velasquez-Reyes et al v. Samsung Electronics America, Inc.
, Case No. 20-cv-12969, C.D. Cal.)
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