We have has information on overheating iPhones and exploding iPods that Apple was trying to suppress with offers of free replacements.
Now that iPhones are seemingly exploding (There is a case where a teen got injured in France) European Commission is looking into the fact. Reuters reported that;
"Apple have come back to us ... and what they've said to us is that they consider these are isolated incidents. They don't consider that there's a general problem. They're trying to get more information on the specific details of those incidents (reported in the media) and they will do tests as necessary to investigate the possible cause" commission spokeswoman Helen Kearns told a news briefing.
Recently KIROTV, a Seattle TV station published an article and a video after a 7 month investigation in to exploding iPods. It is clear that Apple do not want any of these published;
"It took more than 7-months for KIRO 7 Consumer Investigator Amy Clancy to get her hands on documents concerning Apple’s iPods from the Consumer Product Safety Commission because Apple’s lawyers filed exemption after exemption. In the end, the CPSC released more than 800 pages which reveal, for the very first time, a comprehensive look that shows, on a number of occasions, iPods have suddenly burst into flames, started to smoke, and even burned their owners."
Hope my iPhone does not explode, will it Apple?