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EU to look into exploding iPhones

By Matthew Shaer / August 18, 2009



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According to a report in the New York Times, Meglena Kuneva, the European commissioner for consumer affairs, is looking into allegations that several iPhones have exploded in users' hands. The consumer protection agency of the European Union has "activated a rapid alert system, notifying the 27 members of the [EU] and asking national regulators whether they had any information on such incidents. So far, she said, they had reported no problems."

Back in July, Horizons blogger Andrew Heining noted that many users had complained of their iPhones heating up – in some cases to such a degree that the phones' cases turned brown or pink.

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