“My back was to the phone and ah – I saw a light going across my shoulder, which would be the inside of the battery on fire. It hit the wall and fell onto my bed,” she was quoted as saying.
She immediately contacted Samsung, who sent the phone back to Korea to investigate.
“We have provided the customer with a replacement device and will be following up with the customer to resolve the matter,” Samsung was quoted as saying by CBC News.
The company also claimed that the battery in use in the phone was not genuine and urged people to use only genuine batteries.
Casserly, however, wants Samsung to pay for her damaged mattress and bedding which cost her just over Canadian $1,000.