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Reports: Apple 'hushed up exploding iPod'

Digital audioIn an echo of a story reported by PC Advisor last month, Apple has been accused of hushing up another overheating iPod. According to the Inquirer, a Liverpool family were offered compensation after their iPod exploded, but were instructed to keep the arrangement secret on pain of legal action.

Ken Stanborough says he complained to Argos, the retailer of the device, after he dropped his daughter's iPod and it subsequently hissed, overheated and eventually exploded. Apple later offered Stanborough a refund, but the firm refused to accept liability for the problem and insisted that he should keep the settlement secret. Stanborough refused.

In July, a US TV network investigated cases of overheating iPods, and reported that it took more than seven months to obtain official iPod safety documentations because Apple's lawyers filed multiple exemptions to block the information's release.

See also:

Apple accused of iPod fire risk cover-up

iPod nano catches fire in man's pocket

iPod nano 'could have caused inferno'

4G iPod nano review

Apple iPod shuffle review

Other MP3 player reviews

[Via the Inquirer]

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