U.S. consumers on warpath as Samsung sets go on the blink

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U.S. consumers on warpath as Samsung sets go on the blink

U.S. consumers have filed a number of class-action suits against Samsung Electronics as some of the tech company’s TV sets sold in the U.S. were found to have problems with power failures, the company said yesterday.

U.S. consumers have been complaining about certain types of Samsung’s flat-screen TVs sold between 2006 and 2008, as they found problems with a power storage device called a capacitor, making it difficult for the televisions to power up.

They have lodged class-action lawsuits against the world’s largest TV maker in New Jersey, California and Oklahoma, it added.

Under a preliminary court settlement in the state of Oklahoma, Samsung said it will continue to provide free repairs, which have already been offered to affected consumers, according to the Web site of CBS Miami.

The report said more than seven million Samsung TVs have been plagued by the defective power problems, but Samsung said the number of affected consumers is far smaller than the figures. It declined to give specific numbers. Yonhap

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