Man Says AirPods 'Blew Up' On Him, Apple Investigating Claims

Alan Olson
February 11, 2018

Suddenly, he started seeing some smokes around the soon after that, the AirPods exploded.

With the AirPods, Apple has created a bold new kind of wireless headphone, removing the annoyances of struggling to pair and remembering to turn them off to avoid battery drain. He suddenly took off both the sides, placed them down and went to seek help. It stands to reason that, like any other rechargeable battery, those units could be damaged or defective in a way that could cause them to rupture. When he came back, he saw the right airpod blown apart and charred.

Earlier this week, Floridian Jason Colon was working out at an LA Fitness in St. Petersburg while listening to a dance mix, when all of a sudden the headphones stopped working.

"I don't know what would've happened to my ear", he said. It was already popped.

"I didn't see it happen, but, I mean, it was already fried", Colon told local television station WFLA TV.

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Colon immediately removed the AirPods, and after a while, he observed that the earbud was starting to melt.

"I don't know what would've happened to my ear", Colon said. "You can see flame damage", he told WFLA. "My ear lobes could've been burnt", he said.

After Samsung's Galaxy Note 7 debacle in 2016, the tech industry has started exercising caution over devices that utilise Lithium-ion batteries. It's a very good revolutionary product which has set new benchmarks in the industry with its first version.

According to an Apple spokesperson, Apple is investigating the incident and will reach out to Colon to figure out what happened.

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