Apple store in Amsterdam evacuated and three staff treated 'after iPad explodes'

Joanna Estrada
August 21, 2018

A visitor tries out an iPad at an Apple store in Klang, outside Kuala Lumpur.

Apple store in Amsterdam was evacuated after an iPad exploded, reported a Dutch outlet AT5 reported, yesterday.

The store reopened after the fire brigade ventilated the store to remove the harmful gases and cynicism which entered Amsterdam's consumer holy of holies.

The shop has now re-opened.

At 2.20pm local time on Sunday, the Amsterdam fire department tweeted the crews were on the scene, adding that that the incident was presumably caused by a "leaking battery pack".

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Employees at the store reportedly put the iPad in a bucket of sand following the "explosion", although there was no smoke or fire.

Website 9to5Mac said this is the third evacuation this year of an Apple store due to an exploding battery - the other two were from iPhones.

In December, Apple admitted slowing down old iPhone devices with low-capacity batteries, claiming it was a way of protecting the devices' components.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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