Friday, October 05, 2007

The iPod, the iPod, the iPod's on Fire!

Here's something to think about the next time you put your iPod in your pocket... a guy's pants burst into flames because his iPod Nano caught on fire! While I realize that this really isn't funny, since he wasn't really hurt, I couldn't help but chuckle at the following:

"Williams said the fact his iPod Nano burst into flames while he was at work was bad enough, where he works could have been another issue. He works at a kiosk in Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. “If TSA had come by and seen me smoking, they could have honestly thought I was a terrorist,” said Williams."

Apple is going to replace his iPod, but refused to comment on how often this problem has been reported. Hmmmm, that's quite suspicious. Apparently the Nanos (this guy's version was 1.5 years old) used the same lithium ion batteries that were recalled in laptops as they also were prone to igniting.

So the next time you put in your headphones to rock out to your favorite songs - just remember: Stop, drop and roll!

- e

1 comment:

Sunshine said...

That's funny. Glad he wasn't injured.