The Apple iPod Touch received the dubious name of an 'exploding bomb' when it literally exploded in a teenagers pant in a school in Kentucky, that led the fuming mother to file a lawsuit claiming damages against the company.
The 16-gigabyte Apple iPod Touch exploded on a 15-year old, identified only as A.V, in his pant pocket while sitting in his class that made his pocket catch fire, melting through his nylon / Spandex underwear and burning his leg.
As soon as the boy realized that his Apple iPod Touch had exploded like a bomb when it made a loud popping sound, he instantly ran to the bathroom, and with the help of a classmate took his burning pants off.
The boy suffered second-degree burns on his leg and incurred $15.00 in medical and hospital bills.
The mother of the boy, Lynette Antrobus, who had purchased the Apple iPod Touch for her son from a store in Ohio and has now filed a complaint in the Ohio Southern District Court, Cincinnati, against Apple and 10 employees of the local Apple store.
In her complaint she says that her son continues to suffer from both mental and physical conditions which will cause him to suffer pain, mental distress, emotional distress, and otherwise for the rest of his life.
She is seeking $75,000 in punitive damages, $75,000 in legal fees, and $75 in special damages for the incident.
Lynette Antrobus's lawyer said that the main aim of the lawsuit was to make sure that Apple takes remedial measures to solve and fix the problem so that no one else is hurt in the future.
The only logical explanation for the device exploding could be a faulty battery. Apple iPod Touch only works on the original Apple battery and cannot be replaced by the user.