[funsec] Hot new tech!
Rob, grandpa of Ryan, Trevor, Devon & Hannah
rMslade at shaw.ca
Thu Jul 23 15:24:21 CDT 2009
Coming from Faux News this is questionable, but:
Apple iPods have burned users or caught fire more than a dozen times, but neither
the company nor the federal government has disclosed this to the public,
according to a Seattle television station. KIRO-TV says it used the Freedom of
Information Act to get more than 800 pages of Consumer Product Safety
Commission documents regarding iPod-related injuries and property damage.
Within the documents were details of at least 15 separate incidents where iPods
overheated, sparked, smoked, caused burns or caught fire.
The station became interested when an individual of Arlington, Washington, was
mystified by a penny-sized burn on her chest in November 2008. [!!! Danger,
Danger! - rms]
KIRO-TV filed an FOIA request in December 2008, but said the CPSC documents
took seven months to arrive, delayed by Apple lawyers filing several exemptions.
An Apple representative had no official comment.
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