According to the child’s father, Feng Lingling, he awoke to sharp cries from his daughter and realised the device had burnt her face and left her bleeding.
She was taken to hospital in Anshun City, China, and diagnosed with serious burn injuries and reports say she now faces permanent disfigurement.
The phone, which was first released by the South Korean tech giant three years ago, was purchased new by Feng last August – and photos appear to show its battery having expanded and exploded.
Feng has since gone back to the retailer, whose staff are in contact with Samsung headquarters over the matter and an investigation is underway.
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