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Apple denies blame for exploding headphones, report says - CNET


Technically Incorrect offers a slightly twisted take on the tech that's taken over our lives.

The woman suffered burns in the incident. Australian Transportation Safety Bureau

Phones can explode. So can headphones.

An Australian woman discovered this on a flight from Beijing to Melbourne in February. As she slept, her battery-powered headphones blew up and her face was severely burned, as were her hands and hair.

The Australian Associated Press reported Friday that Apple will not pay the woman compensation, even though the headphones were made by Apple.

Apple didn't immediately respond to a request for comment. However, the Australian news service reported that a statement from the woman's lawyers included Apple's response: "Our investigation indicated the issue was caused by a third-party battery."

It's unclear which brand of batteries she used and why they would not have been Apple-approved. The woman told the Australian news service that she'd owned the headphones...(continued)

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