Share This On:
(BBC) – Three Apple employees have been treated for minor injuries after an iPad battery reportedly exploded in an Amsterdam shop.
The three staff are believed to have breathed vapours released when the battery caught fire.
The incident, on 19 August, led to the shop in Amsterdam’s Leidseplein being evacuated and closed.
Firefighters were called and they dealt with the iPad and made sure the shop was properly aired.
The shop has now re-opened.
Amsterdam’s fire brigade tweeted that it had attended the incident and three people had been treated for breathing problems.
A Dutch media site said staff in the store had initially dealt with the fuming iPad by putting it in a sand-filled fire bucket.
This reportedly quelled the fire but not before some of the potentially harmful irritants had been released.
Apple news site 9to5mac said it had seen more incidents of similar faults since the electronics company had started its iPhone battery replacement programme.
Apple began the replacement initiative after being criticised for slowing down older iPhones whose batteries were ageing.
A consumer backlash against the policy led to it offering discounted and free battery swaps for some customers.
More International News Stories
- Black Texas teen told to cut his dreadlocks to walk at graduation January 23, 2020
- Snakes could be the source of the Wuhan coronavirus outbreak January 23, 2020
- US to impose visa restrictions for pregnant women January 23, 2020
- China shuts down more cities in bid to contain deadly virus January 23, 2020
- Venezuela has less cash in its coffers than Jay-Z is worth January 22, 2020
- Man cleared of murder walks free after 28 years in prison January 22, 2020