Exploding iPod Touch Lawsuit
Mother of Injured Boy Sues Apple
Apple Sued over Exploding iPod TouchThe mother of a young boy in Kentucky has filed a lawsuit against Apple, alleging that her son suffered second-degree burns on his leg as a result of his iPod exploding in his trouser pocket.
According to the complaint, on December 4 2008 the iPod Touch "had burned through [the unnamed minor's] pants pocket and melted through his nylon/Spandex underwear, burning his leg." The complaint goes on to state that the boy "realized his Apple iTouch (sic) had exploded and caught on fire in his pocket. ....Plaintiff A. V. immediately ran to the bathroom and took off his burning pants with the assistance of a friend. The Apple iTouch had burned through Plaintiff A. V.'s pants pocket and melted through his Nylon/Spandex underwear, burning his leg."
Exploding electronic devices are, sadly, not that unusual. However, the problem can usually be traced to a removable or rechargeable battery. In the case of the iPod, the battery is permanent.
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