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First-gen iPod nano bursts into flames at airport

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By Charles Starrett

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Published: Friday, October 5, 2007
News Categories: iPod nano

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Danny Williams of Douglasville, GA had his first-generation iPod nano ignite in his pocket while he was working at a kiosk in the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. “So I look down and I see flames coming up to my chest,” said Williams. “I’m still kind of freaked out that after only a year and a half my iPod caught fire in my pocket.” According to reports, Williams’ iPod was in flames for roughly fifteen seconds; he believes that a piece of paper in his pocket with the iPod may have shielded him from the flames, preventing burn injuries. The iPod owner also said that Apple has requested that he send the unit back, and has promised a replacement.

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Yes, perhaps he is a liar, liar, and *that* is why his pants caught fire.

Posted by brted on October 10, 2007 at 2:36 PM (PDT)

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This actually happened at my school today, in class!  I wasn’t in the class, but i heard from teachers and students that a 11th grade boy’s I-pod burst into flames in his pocket, and he wasn’t even using it.  He was taken to the hospital with burns, but i have heard from friends of his that he is OK, but burned on his thigh.  I’m sure this will be on the news soon.  I have heard that it was an I-pod touch, but i am not 100% sure.  If it was an I-pod touch, then Apple now has one more product to worry about!  It’s not just the Nano anymore!

Posted by Luke on December 4, 2008 at 8:43 PM (PDT)

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