This is the exact logical flip-side of not being able to sign away your various rights, a policy that much (not all) of
For instance, in this case, there's no legal structure ('merican here) that would allow Samsung to propose that you can keep your phone in exchange for a waiver of liability for the defects in the product. So basically, the claim of "I want to own my device" implies that (a) you can turn down their request to swap it for a non-exploding device and (b) they are still liable if it explodes and kills a schoolbus full of kids.
No sane company would agree to that arrangement.
[ Or to put it another way, they can't stipulate that it's not a phone now but a fire-starter brick whose intended function is to explode. That's not how product liability law works. And we have to understand that by placing non-dischargeable legal responsibilities onto companies, we have changed the relationship between the company and the consumer. For the better, I think -- the world was much worse in the era of caveat emptor. ]