Rs 78 crore fine to Samsung: If you don't pay within 30 days, there will be dire consequences!

Samsung Australia, a subsidiary of leading electronics company Samsung, has been fined heavily by the Federal Court.

A fine of 14 million Australian dollars (Rs. 78 crores) has been imposed for making false statements in the name of water resistant.

Federal Court judge Justice Brendan Murphy has warned that the amount must be paid within 30 days or face serious consequences.

In addition to the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission, which investigated the matter.

The judge ordered to pay another 2 lakh Australian dollars i.e. Rs.1.10 crores.

The thing is Samsung made some bogus announcements between 2016-2018 that their smart phones can withstand water.

At that time, they made such announcements for the promotion of S7, S7 Edge, A5 (2017), A7 (2017), S8, S8 Plus, Note 8 phones.

As part of this, it made false claims that these phones would survive swimming in swimming pools and being submerged in the sea.

When these phones were placed in water, the charging ports were damaged.

Hundreds of complaints have been received by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission that the phones stopped working completely if they were charged while wet.

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission investigated this and gave a final statement.

The judge advised Samsung that big companies like Samsung should not issue such misleading advertisements.

It seems that the penalty imposed by them is more than the profit Samsung made during the advertisement.