An 11-year-old California girl says her iPhone 6 exploded and caught fire; Apple investigating
An 11-year-old girl Kayla Ramos from California, claims an iPhone 6 exploded in her hands while she was using it. “I was sitting down, and I had my phone in my hand and then I saw sparks flying everywhere and I just threw it on a blanket,” Ramos told ABC News in California.
“I was right here on the bed and the phone managed to burn through this blanket and make these holes,” Ramos said. According to ABC News Kayla’s mom, Maria Adata, contacted Apple the following day. She said she was instructed to send pictures and ship the phone to the retailer.
“This could have been my child,” said Adata. “My child could have been caught on fire and she could have been hurt more and I am glad she’s OK.” Adata said that Apple is investigating the cause of the phone explosion.
Apple official later told ABC News that several factors may cause a phone to overheat, including the use of any unauthorized products like charging cables. Unauthorized repairs and external damage to a phone could also cause it to combust, according to company officials.