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Man blames his Apple Watch for severely burning his wrist

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Man blames his Apple Watch for severely burning his wrist
A man living in Denmark by the name of Jørgen Mouritzen, says that his Apple Watch got so hot, it left him with severe burns on his wrist. According to Danish website Ekstra Bladet, the incident took place on October 17th and Mouritzen has been awaiting the results of an investigation by Apple. An eyewitness to the event agrees with the victim's story, both saying that the heat came from the timepiece itself, and that there was no external source responsible for the burns.

Today, Apple announced that after examining the band and the watch, it has come to the conclusion that there is no evidence showing that the Apple Watch was responsible for Mr. Mouritzen's injuries. Apple went on to add that the damage to the band is from an external source, and that there are no electronics in the band that could heat up and burn a user.

Through its Danish PR firm, Apple says that it considers this to be a private matter between the company and Mouritzen, so it will not be commenting on the situation. The pictures though, tell a story, and a rather gruesome one at that. A Photo of the victim's wrist shows two deep burn marks, while a photo of the wrist band shows that it has been burned as well.

Mouritzen has asked Apple to replace the watch that was destroyed in the incident. Since the company is keeping mum about the whole affair, we are not sure if the device was replaced.

Apple warns owners of the Apple Watch that some materials used in the construction of the device can cause a reaction, although that doesn't seem to be the issue in this situation.


Thanks for the tip!

source: EkstraBladet (translated) via 9to5Mac

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posted on 24 Nov 2015, 18:45 14

1. MrElectrifyer (Posts: 2982; Member since: 21 Oct 2014)


No, you're wearing it wrong...

posted on 24 Nov 2015, 18:55

4. Plume-Veil (banned) (Posts: 174; Member since: 19 Nov 2015)


Just a couple of days ago iphones were used by iTerrorist, and now this guy gets his hand burned. People just don't learn and regret. Going through so much pain and misery and insults. Looks like to me Apple has black magic or is with the illuminati....?

posted on 24 Nov 2015, 19:26

9. UncleSamWantsYou (banned) (Posts: 36; Member since: 10 Jun 2015)


Because we American know how to contribute our country, it's our responsibility to buy American's

posted on 25 Nov 2015, 12:55 2

37. k4ever (Posts: 181; Member since: 08 Oct 2014)


Then don't buy an iPhone. iPhones are not made in America, they are made in China. Also, Apple is a known tax dodger. Our President asked Steve Jobs "What would it take to make iPhones in the United States? Why can't that work come home?" Jobs reply was "Those jobs aren't coming back." Apple is not an "American" company.

posted on 25 Nov 2015, 05:27

33. magnanimus (Posts: 542; Member since: 29 Mar 2013)


*X files theme song plays*

posted on 24 Nov 2015, 20:05 1

12. zeeBomb (Posts: 2097; Member since: 14 Aug 2014)


3 Big FAILS to take account here:
1) Dude was wearing it wrong. Should have been above his ball of his wrist.
2) 3rd party watch band + Apple = gg bomb
3) Age

posted on 25 Nov 2015, 10:27

34. French_Toast (Posts: 85; Member since: 02 Sep 2015)


Iburn's, a new feature from Apple!

posted on 24 Nov 2015, 18:54

2. zeeBomb (Posts: 2097; Member since: 14 Aug 2014)


YOooo holy sh*t
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posted on 24 Nov 2015, 18:55 12

3. dimas (Posts: 2132; Member since: 22 Jul 2014)


I thought apple products are just wallet burners. This is a new thing.

posted on 24 Nov 2015, 19:03 6

5. jngo102 (Posts: 49; Member since: 15 Jan 2015)


Why does his arm look like a naked mole rat though

posted on 24 Nov 2015, 19:12

6. Scott93274 (Posts: 4615; Member since: 06 Aug 2013)


HA! Glad to know someone else saw it!

posted on 24 Nov 2015, 21:08 2

24. Arch_Fiend (Posts: 2478; Member since: 03 Oct 2015)


He's Old And White.

posted on 24 Nov 2015, 23:35 2

27. Scott93274 (Posts: 4615; Member since: 06 Aug 2013)


.... yea, something I get to look forward to in another 30 to 40 years, oh joy.

posted on 24 Nov 2015, 19:23 1

7. tigermcm (Posts: 855; Member since: 02 Sep 2009)


looks like some open sores from some skin issue not a burn but hey I'm not an expert

posted on 24 Nov 2015, 19:26 2

8. AlikMalix (Posts: 5870; Member since: 16 Jul 2014)


How does a chain linked bracelet burn you like that? Seems like someone else is going for apple's dollars... Is it possible that he maliciously (or got pranked on).... how can that be possible? anyone?

Is it possible that he touched something electrically conductive with his metal wrist? like exposed wires that had power running thru them?

posted on 25 Nov 2015, 01:02 4

29. Extraneus (Posts: 121; Member since: 02 Jun 2012)


He specifically states that he isn't mad at Apple, love their products and just want his faulty watch exchanged, as well as have Apple look into the problem lest others experience the same.
He also clearly points out that he was never in contact with anything that could have been carrying a charge, a claim backed up by witnesses.

posted on 24 Nov 2015, 19:28 1

10. UncleSamWantsYou (banned) (Posts: 36; Member since: 10 Jun 2015)


Blame his ages, not the watch

Talk about Danish's arms

posted on 24 Nov 2015, 19:58 8

11. ecmedic4 (Posts: 335; Member since: 02 May 2013)


As a medic, those do not look like burns to me, the hair doesn't even look singed, and I don't see how the band would heat up like that, and if it was the underside of the watch, it should be in a circular pattern, not 2 marks across the back of his wrist. I see the band is blackened a lil but he doesn't show the underside of the band or the underside of the watch, which concerns me that it isn't really a burn.

posted on 24 Nov 2015, 20:11 1

13. tbacba (Posts: 98; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)


Yikes! Why not just remove the watch before it (apparently) eats through your arm?! Something wrong with this guy...

posted on 24 Nov 2015, 20:37 1

19. King_bilo (Posts: 80; Member since: 20 May 2015)


Depending on how fast it got hot, he might not have noticed... Like frogs which could get boiled alive if cooked slowly enough..

posted on 24 Nov 2015, 20:40

20. King_bilo (Posts: 80; Member since: 20 May 2015)


Having said that, this doesn't look like a heat wound though..

posted on 24 Nov 2015, 20:15

14. tacarat (Posts: 770; Member since: 22 Apr 2013)


It's hot, he's not.

posted on 24 Nov 2015, 20:23 3

15. darkkjedii (Posts: 21289; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Anyone who thinks the watch did that is a fool. That was clearly caused by something else, and the trolls are showing their sheepness by buying that the watch did it. The wound patterns look more like slices, no burnt hair, and burns that deep and severe (3rd degree), would have very singed skin around the burn.

posted on 24 Nov 2015, 20:29 2

17. DeusExCellula (Posts: 1106; Member since: 05 Oct 2014)


right? at the very least he would have no hair there....

posted on 26 Nov 2015, 18:27

38. darkkjedii (Posts: 21289; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Exactly

posted on 24 Nov 2015, 20:35 3

18. ecmedic4 (Posts: 335; Member since: 02 May 2013)


Exactly, and I don't think the band is that wide that it would have caused burns that far apart from each other. And how would the band heat up that much to cause burns, it would be more likely the actual watch would heat up instead of the band. And with the milanese loop which is what the picture shows, the burn should be in the pattern of the band. Ive been a medic for 11 years, and those do not look like burns, and if they are, they didn't come from the watch.

posted on 24 Nov 2015, 20:42 2

21. darkkjedii (Posts: 21289; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Exactly fellas, no way now how. It would take the watch forever to heat up to a degree to cause that much harm, and the band even longer. I smell a rat, and call bogus.

posted on 25 Nov 2015, 03:59

32. tedkord (Posts: 11685; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


I don't know. I've got a friend who got his wrist burned by a Fitbit Surge. And it must not have been unusual, because Fitbit refunded his money, including state tax without any questions, even though he bought it at a local retailer.

I know from dealing with Fitbit that that kind of service is unusual. My wife had a Surge that's less than six months old that won't connect reliably to Bluetooth and doesn't make it through the day on a charge any more, and they're fighting tooth and nail not to replace it. I've spent hours on the phone with them.

posted on 24 Nov 2015, 20:25

16. 99nights (Posts: 1152; Member since: 10 Mar 2015)


Open wounds not burns.

posted on 24 Nov 2015, 20:42 2

22. ecmedic4 (Posts: 335; Member since: 02 May 2013)


Another thing, the pics only show the band as being blackened, was the band on the top of his wrist instead of the watch? Interestingly there is no pic of the actual watch either. The burn pattern would look like the chain links of the band, and if the watch done it, it would be a circular pattern. Not to mention the band isnt wide enough to cause wounds that far apart. I know all the Apple haters will go crazy over this article, but instead of trolling, try looking at the actual facts first.

posted on 24 Nov 2015, 20:59 2

23. darkkjedii (Posts: 21289; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


They're too blinded by their quest for green thumbs to look at the facts. I can't wait to read the essay trolls post.

posted on 24 Nov 2015, 23:53 2

28. pongkie (Posts: 538; Member since: 20 Aug 2011)


you are right it looks like he burned the band on the sides then pressed it against his skin. His wrist should be severely charred to cause those black carbon marks on his band. He is after money

posted on 24 Nov 2015, 21:22

25. Evan_C (Posts: 149; Member since: 15 Dec 2014)


lies...

posted on 24 Nov 2015, 21:26

26. bistech (Posts: 59; Member since: 23 Jul 2015)


LoL. All who belive that old f*ckin tard is a mindless person. Apple products dont have a flaws. All their product is perfect and the best.

posted on 25 Nov 2015, 01:36

30. Supersonic (Posts: 200; Member since: 15 May 2015)


Out of all graet smatwatches available why this guy bought a crap?

posted on 25 Nov 2015, 03:15

31. swole_Nerd (banned) (Posts: 17; Member since: 24 Nov 2015)


its just karma for buying an apple product

posted on 25 Nov 2015, 10:56

35. alumoyo (Posts: 357; Member since: 26 Aug 2013)


That's so weird. The bands and not the watch itself? I had wondered about this business of strapping a watch with a litihium battery on one's wrist - given all the incidents of exploding phones that we had had in past. But this is not the battery, its the band. Cant even imagine how this could have happened.

posted on 25 Nov 2015, 11:00

36. TezzaBP (Posts: 274; Member since: 18 May 2015)


Despite how much I don't like Apple, that really doesn't look like the watch did it

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