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An Apple store in Amsterdam’s Leidseplein square was briefly evacuated after an explosion believed to be the result of an overheating iPad battery, Dutch broadcaster AT5 as well as Dutch blog iCulture reported.
The fire was quickly put out by Apple staff who put the device in a container with sand, firefighters were called, and the store was evacuated as a precautionary measure. However, three people who were present during the incident had to be treated for respiratory issues, according to local media.
The article goes on to state the following:
As 9to5Mac noted, apparently unrelated issues with iPhone batteries have resulted in “thermal events” in both Switzerland and Spain this year, with the incident in Zurich resulting in one person suffering minor burns and six others receiving treatment for what was likely smoke inhalation.
BBC News reported:
Three Apple employees have been treated for minor injuries after an iPad battery reportedly exploded in an Amsterdam shop.
The three staff are believed to have breathed vapors released when the battery caught fire.
‘Exploding’ iPad prompts Apple shop evacuation https://t.co/GrMorzxvF9
— BBC Technology (@BBCTech) August 20, 2018
— 9to5Mac (@9to5mac) August 19, 2018
— AT5 (@AT5) August 19, 2018
Brandweer aanwezig bij incident met mobiel apparaat bij de #AppleStore #Leidseplein. Geen rook, wel drie personen met ademhalingsproblemen. Vermoedelijk door een lekkende accupack. Zij worden ter plaatse nagekeken.
— Brandweer AA (@BrandweerAA) August 19, 2018
— Times of India (@timesofindia) August 20, 2018
— Digital Trends (@DigitalTrends) August 20, 2018
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