samsung watches

Information about the problems and breakdowns of Samsung watches that were reported from 2014 to 2022.

Common problems: burning, fire, overheating.

Faulty modules: rack, sensor.


8 issues reported

Samsung Gear 2 SM-R380

  • Date: 12/29/2014

52 YOF experienced rash on skin on her wrist from wearing computerized watch. She was seen by medical professional.

Samsung Gear S3 Classic SM-R770NZSAXAR

  • Date: 5/3/2018

32 YOM reported that he purchased wristwatch. Recently, just after waking up, he noticed brown large & long bruise on underside of wrist. It turned into deeper red with skin peeling couple days later. He stated that doctor attributed it to possible chemical or heat burn.

Samsung SM-R810

  • Date: 6/30/2020

53 YOF consumer reports that her watch/phone device overheated and caused her to suffer a 2nd degree burn on her wrist.

Samsung Galaxy Watch SM-R810

  • Date: 7/6/2020

Watch was overheating & battery draining fast. It melted glue holding glass over sensor on bottom of watch that touches the skin & burnt 51 YOF wrist. She got 1st aid. Consumer stated, if watch will overheat at night, when it placed on charger, it could catch fire.

Samsung Galaxy Watch

  • Date: 7/7/2020

While 47 YOM was driving, back of his watch became hot. He removed the watch and was unable to touch its back because it was extremely hot. He powered watch off. He didn't get 1st aid. He discovered that the watch back was discolored and watch glass cracked from the heat.

Samsung SM-R810

  • Date: 3/8/2021

The Consumer, 59, reported that the watch caused blistering burns on her wrist.

Samsung SM-R840

  • Date: 12/7/2021

The Consumer, 64, reported that he developed skin burn under the smartwatch where the sensor is located. He stated that the burn became a blister and then popped open after a few days.

Samsung Galaxy Watch

  • Date: 1/19/2022

65 YOF had the watch and while it was on her arm its battery caught on fire and it caused a burn. She struggled to open the watch band, as the watch was burning her skin, . She reported that she didn't get 1st aid or medical attention.

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