problems formatting flash card

Just purchase the following from amazon

SanDisk 16 GB microSDHC Flash Memory Card SDSDQ-016G

My Samsung Intercept phone says the card is blank and to format it.  I format it but keep getting the same message from phone that the card is blank or unsupported fs (endless loop).  Took the card out and put it in the SD adapter and put in my laptop.  Tried to format and first time windows said it was write protected.   It was not write protected.   Second time went to Windows 7 disk mgmt to format it.   Now windows shows the following error:

“Data error (CRC”

How the heck do I get this card to work in my laptop and phone?

Sounds like a defective card. Contact Amazon about a replacement.