Flight passenger burnt by exploding batteries on Apple Headphones
Quality of gadgetries has improved a great deal. Speaking of which, even batteries are much safer now, and don’t tend to explode as often. But the Galaxy Note 7 fiasco led people to believe otherwise and with very good reason.
Recently, an Australian woman was the victim of an exploding battery used in Apple’s Beats by Dre. The woman was travelling from Beijing to Melbourne on a flight when this incident happened. She was asleep when this incident happened. Two hour into the flight she was awoken by the sound of an explosion and felt a burning sensation on her face.
To her surprise, the Beats headphones had caught fire and burnt her face, hands and hair.
After the incident, she filed a lawsuit against Apple and sought reimbursement for the damages caused by the explosion of batteries and a refund for the cost of the headphones.
“Our investigation indicated the issue was caused by a third-party battery,” said an Apple representative in a statement issued by the woman’s lawyers.
The woman said she had bought the headphones duty free in 2014 and the AAA batteries in Australia. She expressed disappointment towards Apple’s decision on the matter.
“The headphones don’t work without batteries, yet nowhere on the headphones – or their packaging – did it specify which brand of batteries should be used,” she said. “Or if a certain type of battery is required, Apple should provide them with the headphones when you buy them, but all it said was that AAA batteries were required.”
The woman has now asked Apple to issue a warning to other users who use their headsets about a potential impending danger. But since Apple has stopped using batteries for their headphones they do not think it’s necessary to do so.