A woman from Wisconsin and insurance company State Farm are suing Apple for $75,000, claiming the tech giant sold her a “defective” iPhone 4S that caused a fire in her home—not unlike Samsung’s Galaxy Note 7.
Xai Thao and State Farm claim “the design, manufacture, and sale of the iPhone created a dangerous, unsafe, and defective condition, which existed at the time the iPhone left the hands of Apple.”
The lawsuit states that the incident took place on April 1, 2016, but was just filed in US district court.
You don’t usually hear about iPhones exploding, but there have been cases. iPhones usually catch fire when connected to faulty, third-party charging cables, or when consumers replace their battery without professional help and with unauthorized parts.
“Preliminary investigations show evidence of a significant and localized heating event in the battery area of the iPhone,” the suit claims. “There were no other potential fire sources in the area of origin of the fire.”