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Huawei Technologies USA, the Plano, Texas-based arm of the Chinese telecom giant, was sued in Missouri on Thursday over an alleged phone explosion.
The lawsuit was filed in Cape Girardeau, Missouri, south of St. Louis, in the name of the father of an unnamed female minor said to be the victim of the accident.
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"On December 24, 2018, the phone was in the plaintiff's pocket when it suddenly exploded and burst into flames seriously and permanently injuring the plaintiff," the complaint claims.
The phone cited is a Huawei Ascend XT2 H1711, a model that debuted in 2017. The complaint claims the plaintiff "suffered serious burns, permanent disfigurement, extreme physical and mental pain and suffering, physical immobility after the phone exploded, substantial medical expenses and diminished quality of life."
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The court filing goes on to assert that the phone was defective...
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