Is your iPod a cool music player? Are your tunes so hot they can burn up your car? It happened in Sweden where an iPod is suspected of being the source of a car fire. From the Swedish English language site, The Local:
The car, a two-year-old Saab 9-3 station wagon, was parked and its engine was cold when it suddenly caught fire. Within minutes, the entire vehicle was engulfed in flames, with the owners just having enough time to save the family dog from the roaring flames.
So, let me get this straight. The car was parked, engine off, but the driver and his dog were inside listening to music on the iPod?
The fire started in the front seats, between which were a number of electronic devices, including two iPods, a camera, and a mobile phone. But suspicions of what may have caused the blaze have centered on the iPod nano.
Uh oh. Just to clarify for my own edification, a bunch of electronic devices were in the car, between the seats. A fire started somewhere which engulfed the Saab in flames within minutes. And, the iPod is suspected.
Technicians discovered heat damage on the interior of the music player. They suspect the damage was likely caused by overheated electronics.
Were the other electronic devices subject to the blazing inferno?
There were signs of interior heat damage in it. But that doesn’t necessarily mean the fire was caused by it. While the iPod’s possible role in the fire remains unclear, the case is far from the first time Apple’s popular music player has been implicated in suspicious fires.
So, the iPod is suspected of causing the fire but the role it played is unclear. Where is CSI Sweden when we really need them? What about the iPod’s remains?
The iPod is being sent to Apple for further examination and is reportedly being handled by the company’s legal department.
Because, you know, lawyers are so good at forensic science. Color me skeptical.