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IPod ear buds can give small shocks

May 20, 2009 12:00:00 AM PDT
A warning from Apple to I-phone or iPod users: The company Web site says people using ear buds with electronic devices may get a small, quick shock under certain conditions. Apple warns that static build up can happen when it's very windy or when humidity is low.

And it can happen while wearing certain workout gear made out of synthetic material such as nylon.

Apple says the shocks can happen with ear buds from any company.

Apple users first started mentioning the shocks on the company's support Web site.

Apple says the shocks are comparable to static electricity.

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