Not this again.
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Another tech product, another explosive allegation.
Except this time it’s not a phone. A man from Tampa, Florida claims one of his Apple AirPods blew up while he was at the gym.
According to WFLA, Jason Colon was listening to dance music at an LA Fitness when the right side of the wireless earphones started emitting white smoke.
Colon decided to leave it on a piece of workout equipment and seek help, but when he returned, the earphone apparently was good as gone.
“It was already popped. I didn’t see it happen, but I mean, it was already fried. You can see flame damage,” he told the television station.
Colon said he was thankful for pulling out the AirPod as soon as he did, and is concerned it might happen to other AirPod owners.
“I don’t know what would’ve happened to my ear. But I’m sure since it hangs down, it could’ve been [my] ear lobe. My ear lobes could’ve been burnt,” he said.
It’s certainly the first time we’ve heard an instance of the AirPods exploding. A similar incident occurred in Australia when a battery inside a pair of wireless headphones exploded during a flight, and of course, there was the saga around the ill-fated Samsung Galaxy Note 7.
An Apple spokesperson told the television station it takes the claim seriously and will investigate. Mashable has also reached out to the company for comment.