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Apple sued by iPod user over hearing loss

A disgruntled iPod owner has filed a lawsuit against Apple, claiming the device causes hearing loss and that the company does not properly warn users of this danger. iPods are “inherently defective in design and are not sufficiently adorned with adequate warnings regarding the likelihood of hearing loss,” according to the complaint, which was filed yesterday on behalf of John Kiel Patterson in U.S. District Court in San Jose, California.

The suit, which seeks class action status, demands compensation for unspecified plaintiffs’ damages and upgrades to make iPods safer to use. According to the complaint, iPods can produce sounds of more than 115 decibels, which can damage the hearing of a person exposed for more than 28 seconds per day. Apple ships a warning with each iPod that states “permanent hearing loss may occur if earphones or headphones are used at high volume.”

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101

I’m going to sue Apple because the Apple logo isn’t real and it’s misleading to people that are hungry.

Posted by rillo on February 9, 2006 at 10:04 AM (CST)

102

Nah thats it. Im sueing the pet shop who sold me my cat, because it scratched me.

Im sueing the company who made my light bulbs, because I stared right in them for 2 hours and hurt my eyes

And of course, Im sueing the company that made my shoes because after walking for 9 hours straight my feet hurt and I have blisters.

Oh wait, Im also sueing the company that made my CD drive, because as I was taking it apart and leaving it sitting infront of my face, I turned my computer on and the laser did shine in my eye and caused me to be blind in my left eye.

WOW! I almost forgot. Im sueing the company that made my mouse, because after using my computr in a 5 day straight lan, my hand hurt and I got carpel tunnel.

Oh and Im sueing the people who made my car horn, because after strapping it to my ear & turning it on, I instantly went deaf.

Posted by Christian on February 17, 2006 at 7:32 AM (CST)

103

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104

I did loss my hearing due to my Ipod also I I wasn’t aware that if I listen to my Ipod more than 28 secounds I am damaging my ears sadly.

Perhaps I should sue iPod for damaging and not waring me the negative use of Ipod.

Posted by Asmaa on June 30, 2010 at 9:47 AM (CDT)

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