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Apple AirPod explodes in the US

IANS  |  San Francisco 

In a of the Galaxy Note 7 debacle, a resident's (right bud)caught fire and exploded, the media reported.

"of Tampa, was listening to a dance mix at in

when he noticed something strange.

"He saw white smoke billowing out and left the on a piece of and got help," NBC-affiliated channel reported late on Friday.

"I did not see it happen, but I mean, it was already fried! You can see flame damage," Colon was quoted as saying by the channel.

It is not clear what led to the incident but is said to be investigating.

Notably, this is not the first time a popular device has gone up in flames.

At least half a dozen cases of 8 and 8 Plus batteries swelling and phones left split-apart were reported in October 2017.

The first case was reported in where a woman found her 8 swollen and in two pieces after plugging it in to charge.

In 2016, recalled Galaxy Note 7 after some devices caught fire due to a defect in the batteries.

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First Published: Sat, February 10 2018. 16:40 IST
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