This week, a lawsuit was filed against Apple in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania. Michael Macaluso, prosecuting, claims his home was burned down by a broken iPad battery. Macaluso, who says he uses the device normally and has not exchanged any parts, is furious with the Cupertino-based company.
The home’s insurance company, Allstate Insurance, paid more than $142,000 for the repairs and hired a lawyer for the legal battle. Lawsuits filed by both the owner of the house, Michael Macaluso, and the insurance company seek to pay for the house’s repairs and compensation.
A similar lawsuit was filed last year in the U.S. state of New Jersey. This time, the lawsuit filed by Julia Ireland Meo claimed that the fire, in which her father died, was caused by an iPad battery.
A similar situation happened recently for the iPhone. On the night of March 18, a girl named Amy Hall, from Birmingham, England, said her phone, which she was charging with her original charger, suddenly caught fire. He alerted the fire department after noticing that his blanket was on fire during the incident.
Amy Hall shared the burning charging cable on social media.
Although the charging cable in the photo looks original, the local newspaper in the area claimed that the power adapter was not genuine. Amy has denied these allegations, saying the power adapter is also genuine.
Apple is still investigating the causes of these fires. The company stated in its user manual that chargers should not be used in humid or poorly ventilated environments. It is also emphasized that it is necessary to check frequently if the accessories are damaged.
While the authenticity of these allegations is not conclusive, it is worth following the instructions in the user manual for our safety.