Beats by Dre headphones explode in woman’s face, Apple refuses to help.
Beats by Dre take things too literally with their ‘explosive’ sound.
In March we reported on the exploding headphones that ensued on a flight from Beijing to Melbourne.
A woman fell asleep on the plane with her headphones snug on her head and awoke to a loud bang. The battery and cover melted to the floor and the victim was left with a soot-covered face and blisters on her hands.
Fortunately her injuries weren’t bad enough to need hospital care.
We reported that the headphones might have been manufactured by Samsung in line with their recent ‘explosive mishaps’ but the culprit actually turned out to be Beats by Dre, which was bought by Apple in 2014…
An Apple a day….
The cause of the explosion was the batteries that power the wireless headphones.
It’s simply bad luck that Apple acquired Beats and are now responsible for such a mishap and they are trying their upmost to dismiss liability.
According to the Australian Associated Press, Apple is citing a ‘third-party battery,’ therefore rendering them blame-free.
The victim has lawyered up and has stated that nowhere in Beat’s user manual does it warn against ‘third-party batteries.’ The headphones are useless without batteries and without specification on the packaging or anywhere else how would you know the outcome of ‘third-party batteries.’
I’m sure most people in the world use ‘third-party batteries’ unless stated otherwise. So is it the customers fault?
Apple should really step up to the plate and at least apologise even though they might not be 100% liable. It’s still a human that experienced pain due to your product.
Beats by Dre needs to calm down with their explosive sound…