Apple Store In Amsterdam Evacuated After Reported iPad Explosion
Apple is currently investigating an incident in the Amsterdam, Holland, Apple Store, where an iPad reportedly exploded a week ago. Gasses emitted from the device and three of the store’s employees fell ill and suffered from respiratory problems.
Apple has confirmed to one a local technology site that it’s currently investigating what exactly happened and stresses the fact that the Apple Store employees were able to evacuate all customers safely.
According to the Dutch fire department, who posted a message on Twitter regarding the incident, the battery of the iPad was leaking and caused issues. It’s still unknown whether or not the tablet actually exploded, as local news outlets have conflicted reports about the situation. It’s possible that the iPad in question was only leaking – although it is absolutely certain that toxic chemicals were leaked which caused the employees to fall ill.
Luckily, the respiratory problems weren’t severe and the three crew members weren’t required to go to the hospital. This isn’t the first time that Apple has had issues with ‘exploding’ batteries, as another Apple Store in Sweden recently suffered from a similar incident with an iPhone.
The Apple Store in Amsterdam was re-opened fairly quickly when the first responders were sure that all of the toxic vapors had dissipated.