ESD can damage products. But I will write that Samsung won't talk to you when you put their gear on surge protectors. Try it without that.
I recently (Jan. 2019) switched my Samsung 50" plasma for Samsung 65" smart TV series 7. Put it in the same spot, hooked up to the same electronic equipment, same surge protector, never had a problem before. Now when someone with static electricity touch's TV or light switch's near TV it powers down for about 3-4 sec. and starts backup? Had electrical outlets checked and all okay nothing else powers down. Any ideas?