iPhone 5C Leaves 12-Year-Old Girl With Second-Degree Burns
Alexis Rolon, a 12-year-old daughter of mother Roselly Rolon, has suffered second-degree burns when her iPhone 5C burst into flames inside her back-pocket.
The incident took place when Alexis was walking to school on Friday morning. According to her statement, she heard a cracking sound and then a burning sensation. At first she didn’t realize the phone was on fire, not until the smoke began dissipating.
“All I saw was smoke coming out and then it was my phone. So I threw it on the ground — my butt was, like, burning,” Alexis recalled. “I took it out … and I threw it on the ground and started stomping out the fire.”
The device’s metal chassis was left charred and disfigured. It had burned through Alexis’ back-pocket and left her with second-degree burns. This was verified by doctors at Nazareth Hospital.
Alexis’ mother was furious about the incident. “We depend on these phones. And the same phone that I’m depending on is gonna burn my daughter” said Roselly angrily. “Thank God it wasn’t her face.”
Apple refused to give a statement because according to them, the Rolons have not contacted them directly about the incident. According to the family, however, their attorney would be soon reaching out to the tech giant.
This isn’t the first time that an iPhone has internally combusted into flames. Nonetheless, Alexis has no plans to shy away from the smartphone. “I like the iPhone, but I don’t want that one anymore. I want a different one,” she said.
Source NBC Philadelphia