Robert Franklin of Hopkins County, Texas, has filed a class action lawsuit against Apple for the alleged sale of defective batteries and the failure to keep the guarantee promises for him iPhone 6. The reason? He claims his iPhone 6 According to a report from AppleInsider, his face exploded in 2019 due to a battery failure.
According to the lawsuit, Franklin was listening to music on his iPhone 6 when “he noticed the music playing on his iPhone was starting to skip”. When he picked up the phone to check what was going on[it] suddenly exploded and caught fire in his face. “, which resulted in injuries to his eyes and wrists. He reportedly fell after the explosion and injured his wrists while trying to support himself. His iPhone 6 was destroyed in the incident. The lawsuit was filed in Thursday United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas.
The lawsuit also alleged that the iPhone 6’s battery “contains a defect that makes it unable to function reliably” and that the defect “presents a risk of explosion and fire”. Apple broke Texas law, the lawsuit says, because it “sells a non-commercial product” and its warranty was found to be untrue.
Franklin reportedly suffered financial problems as he had to pay to replace his iPhone and incur medical expenses to treat his injuries.