Second iPhone Explodes in France, Security Guard Injured by Flying Glass
A second iPhone has exploded in France, once again causing personal injury according to an AFP news report. Per the report, a security guard was injured Monday afternoon when his iPhone’s glass screen exploded while he was typing a text message, sending shards of glass into his eye.
“I want an explanation about this damned telephone,” said Yassine Bouhadi, a 26-year-old supermarket watchman, who his iPhone three months ago. Bouhadi said he was “very angry” over the incident, and plans to see a doctor as well as file suit for damages.
France’s official DGCCRF consumer watchdog agency said that an investigation into the exploding iPhones has been launched, adding, “We have been alerted to the problem and we are looking into it closely.”
Less than two weeks ago a French teen was also hit in the eye by debris from an exploding iPhone, an incident which followed a report of an English girl’s iPod touch exploding; no one was injured in the latter incident.