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Exploding iPhone reported in Europe

August 19, 2009 12:00:00 AM PDT
Computer-maker Apple is reportedly investigating complaints that one or more of its iPhones and iPod Touches has exploded in Europe.A teenager in France claims he was injured when his iPhone made a loud noise, and then shattered, sending glass into his eyes.

A similar incident reportedly happened in Britain, where a person claims an iPod Touch exploded and flew into the air.

The Consumer Products Safety Commission has records of 15 reported burn and fire-related incidents involving iPods last year. The Japanese government warned of fire risks from the iPod Nano last year.

Apple is cooperating with investigations of the alleged incidents, which it describes as "isolated." An Apple spokesperson says the company is aware of the reports, but it won't comment until it receives more information.

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