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Terrifying moment iPhone explodes in 11-year-old's hands

Posted on July 21 2019

Terrifying moment iPhone explodes in 11-year-old's hands

An 11-year-old girl has shared the terrifying aftermath of her iPhone exploding while she was using it.

Kayla Ramos was using her iPhone 6 in her sister’s bedroom when she said it caught fire.

“I was sitting down, and I had my phone in my hand and then I saw sparks flying everywhere and I just threw it on a blanket,” Kayla told ABC 23.

The Californian local, who was shaken by the incident but unharmed, showed ABC 23 what was left of the charred phone and also the holes that burned through the blanket after she threw the phone onto the bed.

“I was right here on the bed and the phone managed to burn through this blanket and make these holes,” Kayla said.

Her mother, Maria Adata, said she called Apple and was told to send them photos of the phone and return it to the company so they could investigate the cause of the explosion.

“This could have been my child ... she could have been hurt more,” Ms. Adata said.

ABC23 reached out to Apple for comment and their media department was not aware of the explosion.

Ms. Adata said that she will no longer sleep with her phone next to her and Kayla added that there was one silver lining to no longer having a mobile phone.

"I have been able to hang out with my sisters and my family more," the 11-year-old said.

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