Apple AirPods Caught Fire in Florida
Florida resident Jason Colon was listening to his AirPods while at the gym this week when he noticed smoke billowing out of his ear. Fortunately for him, he took the AirPod out before it ended up in tiny pieces.
According to Colon, he then left the AirPods sitting on a piece of gym equipment and ran to get help, and when he got back, one of the AirPods was charred and destroyed.
“It was already like this. It was already popped. I didn’t see it happen, but I mean, it was already fried! You can see flame damage,” Colon told a local channel 8 news station.
“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. Apple is investigating how an AirPod exploded. Apple assured WFLA that it is investigating the report and will reach out to Colon in an effort to get to the bottom of it