Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 22nd Jul 2009 18:20 UTC, submitted by tupp
Apple It seems Apple is on a roller coaster ride this week, going from bad news to good news, back to bad news again. A local television station from Seattle, US, forced the Consumer Product Safety Commission via the Freedom Of Information Act to hand over an 800-page report about fire hazards posed by Apple's iPod music players. Experts on consumer safety agree that it's time Apple makes public statements about the fire hazards posed by iPods.
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RE: Not really an iPod problem
by DrillSgt on Thu 23rd Jul 2009 07:20 UTC in reply to "Not really an iPod problem"
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Looking at the likelihood of a Lithium Ion battery actually burning me, and the benefits of the gadgets I use, I'll take my chances.

I would like to know what the warning signs are, though. As an informed consumer, I should know that if my phone feels extra hot for a couple of hours, I might not want to put it into my pants pocket. Or if it starts to smoke, I should stop charging it.

Ever hear of something called common sense? What you describe is the warning on packages of peanuts that say "May contain peanuts"....I for one certainly hope the package does.

The problem is poorly designed circuitry, not LiIon technology.

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