Euro watchdogs sniffing around exploding iPods
You might be reading this while dabbing skin cream on to the burns on your legs and wondering where you’ll get a new pair of trousers from after your iPod exploded for no reason while it was nestled in your strides.
It seems that spontaneous combustion of the iPod has happened to enough people to make the European Commission feel a tad concerned and now they’re launching an investigation. Not great publicity for Apple.
Recently, we covered the story of a father who was asked to sign a confidentiality agreement when Apple replaced his daughter’s exploded iPod and another case has been reported in France when an iPod exploded, sending shards into the eyes of a teenager.
An Apple spokesman said: "We are aware of these reports and we are waiting to receive the iPhones from the customers. Until we have the full details, we don't have anything further to add."
Last month, it was revealed that Apple had tried to block of freedom of information request on iPod "burn and fire-related incidences", an 800-page document held by the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission.
Would it be churlish of us to say that there’s no smoke without fire at this point? No? Okay.
Hmm, there’s no smoke without fire, eh readers?