‘Exploding’ iPad prompts Apple keep evacuation

Apple store Amsterdam Symbol copyright Getty Images Image caption The Shop was closed as probably irritating fumes cleared

3 Apple staff were treated for minor injuries after an iPad battery reportedly exploded in an Amsterdam store.

The 3 team of workers are believed to have breathed vapours released whilst the battery caught fire.

The incident, on 19 August, resulted in the shop in Amsterdam’s Leidseplein being evacuated and closed.

Firefighters have been known as and they handled the iPad and made sure the shop was correctly aired.

The Shop has now re-opened.

Amsterdam’s fire brigade tweeted that it had attended the incident and 3 other people were handled for respiring problems.

A Dutch media website online said team of workers in the retailer had first of all dealt with the fuming iPad via hanging it in a sand-filled hearth bucket.

This reportedly quelled the fire however not earlier than a few of the possibly destructive irritants were released.

Apple news website 9to5mac mentioned it had observed extra incidents of comparable faults since the electronics company had began its iPhone battery alternative programme.

Apple started the alternative initiative after being criticised for slowing down older iPhones whose batteries were growing older.

a shopper backlash against the policy ended in it offering discounted and free battery swaps for some consumers.

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