Google might be on the verge of facing a class action lawsuit surrounding its Pixel 6 Pro smartphone and an alleged overheating issue. Matter of fact, PiunikaWeb did highlight the concern back in 2021. It was also evident that the devices got toasty during the summers.

That said, California resident Jennifer Hyatt filed the lawsuit, claiming that the Pixel 6 Pro suffers from a defect causing the device to become dangerously hot. Hyatt experienced the issue across multiple replacement devices, leading her to believe that Google was aware of the problem prior to the phone’s release.

The lawsuit, as highlighted by Law360 (via Android Authority), alleges that despite this knowledge, Google sold the Pixel 6 Pro without warning consumers about the potential overheating risk. Hyatt argues that the company should be forced to issue a public notice regarding the defect, recall the phones, and offer refunds to purchasers.

The class action, filed in California, seeks to represent all California consumers impacted by the Pixel 6 Pro overheating problem. If permitted to proceed, the lawsuit could accuse Google of violating California’s Consumers Legal Remedies Act, False Advertising Law, Unfair Competition Law, and the Song-Beverly Consumer Warranty Act.

At this stage, the lawsuit is in its early phases and faces numerous legal hurdles. It is possible that the case may not go beyond the filing stage. Forget the Pixel 6 Pro, other models, including the latest Pixel 8 and 8 Pro, suffer from overheating issues too. So whether or not the lawsuit progresses, it’s abundantly clear Google needs to get a grip on its hardware.

Important note: It’s crucial to remember that class action lawsuits often take a long time to unfold. Updates on this particular case might take months or even years to emerge.

Dwayne Cubbins
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My fascination with Android phones began the moment I got my hands on one. Since then, I've been on a journey to decode the ever-evolving tech landscape, fueled by a passion for both the "how" and the "why." Since 2018, I've been crafting content that empowers users and demystifies the tech world. From in-depth how-to guides that unlock your phone's potential to breaking news based on original research, I strive to make tech accessible and engaging.

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