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Samsung Australia fined $9.7 mln over false water-resistance claims

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Australia's Competition and Consumer Commission has fined Samsung AU$14 million ($9.6 million) for making for misleading water resistance claims about 3.1 million smartphones. Samsung did not advise that if the phones were charged after a dunking, there was a "material prospect" the charging port would become corroded and stop working.
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Times of India

Samsung Australia fined $9.7 million over false water-resistance claims - ET Telecom

Samsung Australia admitted to misleading buyers of some of its 'Galaxy' phones about the water-resistance level, the Australian Competition & Consumer..

2 months ago·Mumbai, India
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News18 India

Samsung Fined $9.7 Million In Australia For False Marketing Claims: All Details

Australia's competition regulator said on Thursday a court has ordered the local unit of Samsung Electronics to pay a penalty of A$14 million ($9.65 million) over misleading claims about a waterresistance feature in some of its smartphones.

2 months ago·India
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Reuters

Samsung Australia fined $9.7 mln over false water-resistance claims

Australia's competition regulator said on Thursday a court has ordered the local unit of Samsung Electronics to pay a penalty of A$14 million ($9.65 million) over misleading claims about a water-resistance feature in some of its smartphones. Samsung Australia admitted to misleading buyers of some of its 'Galaxy' phones about the water-resistance level, the Australian Competition &

2 months ago·United Kingdom
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The Guardian

Samsung agrees to pay $14m penalty over misleading Galaxy ads

Federal court approves settlement between Australia’s competition watchdog and tech company over phones marketed as water-resistant

2 months ago·London, United Kingdom
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The Hindu

Australia fines Samsung A$14 million over misleading claims

The order comes after Samsung Australia admitted to misleading consumers about the water-resistance of some of its Galaxy-branded mobile phones

2 months ago·India
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Sydney Morning Herald

Samsung fined over false water resistance claims for Galaxy phones

Samsung knew about the risks of corrosion damage to the phones’ charging ports after water exposure, but pushed on with its marketing campaign.

2 months ago·Sydney, Australia
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