France's top trade official meets with Apple to discuss exploding iPhones
Apple might need to recount the number of fingers on its hand because recent reports count 10 incidents in France with others occurring in Sweden, Holland and other locations; the latest incident happened to a 15 year old Belgian lad named Salvatore who was about to make a call on his iPhone when the screen "imploded" leaving Sal with no serious injury but with a two day long headache. In France, where the official competition and fraud watchdog, DGCCRF, is conducting an investigation, a teenager claims that he was hit in the eye with the shard from the handset's touchscreen. He says he wants a refund and will file a suit for damages. In another case, Apple came under attack for requiring the family of a girl in the UK to sign a confidentiality agreement before issuing a refund after another iPhone exploded. While Apple earlier this month called the reports a case of "isolated incidents", the European Commission has asked all 27 member nations to keep it informed of any problems with the device through the community's rapid alert system for dangerous consumer products, strangely called RAPEX. Our earlier report on the story mentioned that Apple was cooperating with the investigation, something that all European officials point out is still continuing.
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