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Apple looking into reports of exploding
iPhone iPod Touches
August 18, San Francisco Chronicle – (International) Apple looking into reports of exploding iPhone/iPod
Touches. 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 of 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. Source:
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