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

mevets

If it requires a protective case to make it safe for reasonable use -- I am pretty sure reasonable use includes dropping it -- then it needs to have that protective case affixed permanently to it by the manufacturer. A conclusion that a normal wear and tear could burn down your apartment and kill you would likely result in a massively larger payout, accompanied by a widespread product recall, and likely many more lawsuits.

Even in my far (far, far, far) less litigious country, that would not fly.

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