Thursday, August 20, 2009
Exploding iPhone/iPod Touches
Photo : MapsDds
Apple's iPhones and iPod Touches are being examined by the European Commission after a few incidents in which the devices exploded.
There are reportedly two incidents in France involving an iPhone and one in Britain with an iPod Touch. A spokesperson for the commission said that Apple was cooperating and labeled the incidents "isolated."
An Apple spokesperson told Reuters that the company was aware of the reports but would not comment until receiving more information.
In one case, a teenager in France was hurt when an iPhone overheated, hissed and shattered, sending glass into the boy's eyes. A similar incident in Britain reportedly occurred with an iPod Touch that exploded and flew into the air.
KIRO TV in Seattle obtained 800 pages of documents from the Consumer Product Safety Commission that found there have been 15 reports burn and fire-related incidents involving iPods. Last year, after the Japanese government warned of fire risks from iPod Nanos, Apple offered to replace batteries in some of the devices.
Read more: SFGate.Com