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Swollen battery: The case against Apple sees the watch as a "source of danger"

Swollen battery: The case against Apple sees the watch as a “source of danger”

Many Apple Watch buyers have filed a class action lawsuit against the manufacturer in the United States. They allege that Apple is deliberately selling a device that has “proof of danger”: the smartwatch has no “heat or other” safety measures to prevent the screen from being suddenly detached from the case by a swollen battery. Plaintiffs claim that the “razor-sharp edges” of the separated scene would then lead to forearm injuries (File No. 3: 21-CV-09527, United States District Court, Northern District, California).

Only one of the plaintiffs said he was injured as a result: the sharp-edged screen of the Apple Watch Series 3 cut a nerve in the forearm after it was disassembled, according to the complaint. Deep cut photo attached.

No injuries were documented to the other plaintiffs, but the thrown display made the watch unusable. Apple refused to provide free repairs, thus causing harm to the plaintiff. Some of the plaintiffs did not appear to have had the problem. They argue against Apple that they would not have bought the watch if they had known the problem.

Plaintiffs write that this “defect” affects all Apple Watch models from the first generation to the Series 6 and SE. You refer to complaints in forums, including the manufacturer’s support forum – so Apple is aware of the problem. Plaintiffs claim that Apple’s conduct violates California law. They seek approval as a class action lawsuit, as well as a free repair plan for undetermined amounts of damage and damaged watches.

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In the past, Apple provided repair plans for the Watch Series 2 in the event of an “extended battery”; The watches were exchanged for free. Series 3 has a transfer program, but it only covers a few cracks in the screen. There are already two similar U.S. class action lawsuits against Apple over swollen Apple Watch batteries. Like the news agency Reuters Explained. One of them was dismissed by the judge and the other was withdrawn by the plaintiff.


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