A Mars Hill University basketball graduate, who now plays basketball professionally overseas filed a suit against T-mobile and LG. The suit claims that the companies manufactured and sold a device that was in a defective and dangerous state. Khoutaichi Thiam claims that while he was holding his LG K20 Plus, it suddenly exploded. This resulted in career-ending injuries. Electrical burns, nerve damage, chemical burns, muscle swelling, and loss of function in his fingers were among the injuries. T-Mobile claims that because Thiam did not specify any damages, his case should be thrown out or has to be refiled. They also go on to say that they are “innocent sellers” and the real negligent party is LG. LG said in a statement that the cause of the explosion is still under investigation.
This is not the first time a Korean phone manufacturer has come under fire for exploding phones. Back in 2016, the Galaxy Note 7 caused Samsung to face 4 different suits over injuries incurred from their devices exploding. Those devices were recalled, however, the LG K20 has yet to be recalled, and the cause of this explosion is still unknown.
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