iPod bursting into flames alert

An exclusive KIRO 7 Investigation reveals an alarming number of Apple brand iPod MP3 players have suddenly burst into flames and smoke, injuring people and damaging property.



  1. #1 MadScientist
    July 23, 2009

    Homeland Security missed it because they were concentrating on watching people with more than one iPhone.

    I’m thinking of buying a portable personal music player and it definitely won’t be an iPod. There are far cheaper products that are really good (and also really good products which are more expensive). I’m glad an iPod was never a consideration; I’m not keen on unplanned iExplosions and iFires.

  2. #2 idlemind
    July 23, 2009

    Just be sure that your mp3 player doesn’t have lithium batteries, MadScientist, since they seem to be the issue here. Oops, I guess they all have ’em…

  3. #3 MadScientist
    July 23, 2009

    @idlemind: Mine will have a “lithium-polymer” type. There are many battery manufacturers and some still have an excellent reputation. I know of a few I can buy batteries from and need not worry about exploding batteries, but I’ll take my chances that my player will have batteries from reputable folks.

  4. #4 rpsms
    July 23, 2009

    There were only 15 reports out of 150 million units. Sounds more like iPanic

  5. #5 horace
    July 23, 2009

    But still, you should probably avoid listening to your iPod while gassing up your car.