backtop


Print


Apple is trying actively to cover up news of its iPods exploding or catching fire, according to a report.  (Source: Gawker)
New documents raise serious question for Apple

In 2007 DailyTech covered reports of an iFire -- an incident of a man's iPod literally catching fire and burning him.  Was this an isolated incident?  It appeared so as many reports of overheating surfaced, but no reports of fires.

That might have been thanks to Apple's excellent legal team.  The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) apparently has 800 pages of documents detailing cases where iPods have been seen to smoke, catch fire and sometimes burn their owners.

The documents were revealed by KIRO 7 TV, a Seattle-based TV station, which was trying to report on an incident about an Arlington, Washington-based iPod Shuffle owner who told the station that she had suffered a burn on her chest from an overheating iPod.  According to the station, its request for the CPSC documents took more than seven months to be completed due to a series of exemptions filed by Apple lawyers.

The problems especially seem to plague early models.  Online there's a multitude of reports from people claiming to be the victim of iPod explosions, fires, and overheating.  Also, last month the Korea Agency for Technology and Standards in South Korea reported that it found that first generation iPod Nanos were exploding.  The news prompted a recall by Apple, but only in South Korea.

According to the CPSC documents, while there have been incidents, the agency reassuringly comments that "the number of incidents is extremely small in relation to the number of products produced, making the risk of injury very low."

Still, fearful of damage to its brand image, Apple has tried to use its legal strength to attempt to aggressively limit the availability of the documents.  Meanwhile Apple's overheating problems continue, with many reports of the new iPhone 3G S overheating coming in.





"I mean, if you wanna break down someone's door, why don't you start with AT&T, for God sakes? They make your amazing phone unusable as a phone!" -- Jon Stewart on Apple and the iPhone






Latest Headlines
How Apple watch Series 2 differ from the S1
February 18, 2017, 5:37 AM
Chuwi LapBook
February 6, 2017, 6:49 AM
LG Watch Style
February 5, 2017, 8:00 AM
New iMac and Release Date
February 4, 2017, 9:30 AM




Latest Blog Posts
Around the World
Saimin Nidarson - Feb 18, 2017, 5:48 AM
News of Future
Saimin Nidarson - Feb 17, 2017, 6:30 AM
Some News
Saimin Nidarson - Feb 14, 2017, 5:36 AM
What's New?
Saimin Nidarson - Feb 10, 2017, 6:15 AM
Unleashed News
Saimin Nidarson - Feb 9, 2017, 6:00 AM
Eye catching news
Saimin Nidarson - Feb 8, 2017, 6:16 AM
Some World News
Saimin Nidarson - Feb 7, 2017, 6:15 AM
Today’s news
Saimin Nidarson - Feb 6, 2017, 10:11 AM
Some News
Saimin Nidarson - Feb 5, 2017, 7:27 AM
Notes and News
Saimin Nidarson - Feb 4, 2017, 5:53 AM
World News
Saimin Nidarson - Feb 3, 2017, 5:30 AM
Gadget News
Saimin Nidarson - Feb 2, 2017, 7:00 AM
News Around The World.
Saimin Nidarson - Feb 1, 2017, 7:20 AM
Some News
Saimin Nidarson - Jan 31, 2017, 7:57 AM
Tips of Today
Saimin Nidarson - Jan 30, 2017, 6:53 AM
What is new?
Saimin Nidarson - Jan 29, 2017, 6:26 AM






botimage
Copyright 2017 DailyTech LLC. - RSS Feed | Advertise | About Us | Ethics | FAQ | Terms, Conditions & Privacy Information | Kristopher Kubicki