Man blames his Apple Watch for severely burning his wrist

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. A photo of the victim's wrist has allegedly shown two deep burn marks, while another alleged photo of the wrist band has shown 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.

source: EkstraBladet (translated) via 9to5Mac

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38 Comments

36. TezzaBP

Posts: 274; Member since: May 18, 2015

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

35. alumoyo

Posts: 392; Member since: Aug 26, 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.

31. swole_Nerd

Posts: 17; Member since: Nov 24, 2015

its just karma for buying an apple product

30. Supersonic

Posts: 226; Member since: May 15, 2015

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

26. bistech

Posts: 59; Member since: Jul 23, 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.

25. Evan_C

Posts: 153; Member since: Dec 15, 2014

lies...

22. ecmedic4

Posts: 520; Member since: May 02, 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.

23. darkkjedii

Posts: 31796; Member since: Feb 05, 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.

28. pongkie

Posts: 663; Member since: Aug 20, 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

16. 99nights

Posts: 1152; Member since: Mar 10, 2015

Open wounds not burns.

15. darkkjedii

Posts: 31796; Member since: Feb 05, 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.

17. DeusExCellula

Posts: 1390; Member since: Oct 05, 2014

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

38. darkkjedii

Posts: 31796; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Exactly

18. ecmedic4

Posts: 520; Member since: May 02, 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.

21. darkkjedii

Posts: 31796; Member since: Feb 05, 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.

32. tedkord

Posts: 17517; Member since: Jun 17, 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.

14. tacarat

Posts: 854; Member since: Apr 22, 2013

It's hot, he's not.

13. tbacba

Posts: 134; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

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

19. King_bilo

Posts: 115; Member since: May 20, 2015

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

20. King_bilo

Posts: 115; Member since: May 20, 2015

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

11. ecmedic4

Posts: 520; Member since: May 02, 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.

10. UncleSamWantsYou

Posts: 36; Member since: Jun 10, 2015

Blame his ages, not the watch Talk about Danish's arms

8. AlikMalix unregistered

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?

29. Extraneus

Posts: 121; Member since: Jun 02, 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.

7. tigermcm

Posts: 861; Member since: Sep 02, 2009

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

5. jngo102

Posts: 50; Member since: Jan 15, 2015

Why does his arm look like a naked mole rat though

6. Scott93274

Posts: 6044; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

HA! Glad to know someone else saw it!

24. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3951; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

He's Old And White.

27. Scott93274

Posts: 6044; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

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

3. dimas

Posts: 3461; Member since: Jul 22, 2014

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

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