Samsung Australia to pay AU$14m penalty for misleading water resistance claims

Samsung Electronics Australia Pty Ltd (Samsung Australia) has been ordered by the Federal Court of Australia to pay AU$14 million in penalties after it admitted misleading consumers about the suitability of various Samsung Galaxy phones to be submerged in a pool or sea water, in proceedings brought by the ACCC.

The false or misleading claims were made about the water resistance of the S7, S7 Edge, A5 (2017), A7 (2017), S8, S8 Plus and Note 8 Samsung Galaxy phones (Galaxy phones). There were more than 3.1 million of these Galaxy phones sold in Australia.

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