Samsung sued over exploding Note 7 device

The company has since issued a global recall on all Note 7 phones

Details of a lawsuit against Samsung have emerged from Florida. A man named Jonathan Strobel has filed a lawsuit against the tech giants after his Note 7 exploded in his pocket. 

According to Reuters, the phone blew up in the Strobel's pocket as he shopped in Costco on September 9th. The explosion caused deep second-degress burns on his right thigh, the size of the phone and to his thumb. 

This comes a week after Samsung announced details of its global recall programme. A lawyer for Mr. Strobel, however, said "for my client it came too late."

Samsung first announced it was taking back units already shipped when there were only 35 instances of battery issues. This number now now climbed to 92. 

A Samsung spokesperson has urged "all Note 7 owners to power their device down and exchange it immediately." As for Strobel, he's now seeking damages for medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, along with other injuries.