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Overheating iPhone battery harms a repairman in an Apple store in Zurich; prompts clearing

Overheating iPhone battery harms a repairman in an Apple store in Zurich; prompts clearing

An overheated iPhone battery harmed a repairman in an Apple store in Zurich and provoked the clearing of around 50 individuals from the shop on 9 January because of smoke, Swiss police said.

Apple logo.Reuters.

Apple logo.Reuters.

Zurich police said the episode happened as the repair specialist was evacuating the battery, which overheated and consumed his hand somewhat.

“In the meantime, there was a slight develop of smoke, which prompted around 50 clients and workers leaving the business briefly,” a police proclamation said.

“The staff reacted well and accurately. It sprinkled quartz sand over the overheated battery with the goal that the smoke could be contained and sucked out in the wake of exchanging on the ventilation.”

Seven individuals got therapeutic treatment however did not should be hospitalized.

Measurable experts were inspecting what caused the episode, police said.

Apple had no prompt remark past the police proclamation.