Teenager Suffers Facial Burns After Her iPhone Charger Bursts into Flames
Amie Hall, a 17-year old from Birmingham, UK, who had plugged her iPhone in to charge for the night, has shared some shocking images of her facial burns after her iPhone charger suddenly burst into flames on her bed (via Birmingham Live).
Hall, who is a former dental nurse, was just falling asleep when she spotted ‘flashing orange’ flames on her duvet in the early hours of last Thursday. As the blaze burnt through her duvet, the flames caught her face, leaving her with a burn on her cheek.
The teenager rushed downstairs to inform her mother, who was able to extinguish the blaze without firefighters.
Speaking after the incident to raise awareness, Ms Hall said: “When this incident happened I felt extremely petrified, very scared and mainly shocked.
“I would just like to spread the word to please make sure people take note – it could have been a lot worse.”
It’s not yet known whether the charger itself, consisting of an Apple wire and another brand’s plug, caused the fire or whether the socket at her home was faulty.
Apple has also confirmed that it is in touch with the customer and is ‘looking into the matter’.