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Apple sued over fondleslab death blaze: iPad battery blamed for deadly New Jersey apartment fire

DougS Silver badge

How do we know they didn't have working fire detectors? Lithium battery fires ignite very quickly, especially if it was sitting on something else that catches fire quickly like many couches and carpets.

These lawsuits are always kind of dumb though, everyone should know by now that nothing containing a lithium battery can be made 100% safe so it should be "buyer beware" as far as fires unless they can prove a specific manufacturing defect. You don't sue BP over gasoline catching fire.

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