Pennsylvania minor says his iPhone exploded in his pants, sues Apple

By Nicholas Malfitano | Feb 7, 2017

PHILADELPHIA – A Pennsylvania minor plaintiff is suing Apple for serious injuries he allegedly suffered when his iPhone 5 exploded in his pants pocket nearly one year ago.

Kyler Mowery of Orwigsburg (legally represented by his mother Joni Mowery) filed suit on Jan. 19 in the Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas, against Apple, Inc. of Los Angeles, Calif.

“On or about Feb. 22, 2016, plaintiff was injured when the subject phone exploded in his pocket due to a defective condition of the phone and/or its battery, thereby sustaining serious and permanent injuries more fully set forth herein,” the suit reads.

Mowery believes Apple failed to design the phone to operate properly or warn customers of the possible risk of the phone exploding, among a number of other allegations, and claims to have suffered severe burns, internal injuries, nervous system shock, aches, pains, mental anxiety and anguish, and other injuries in the accident.

For charges of negligence and strict liability, the plaintiff is seeking compensatory damages not in excess of $50,000, plus interest and costs of suit.

The plaintiff is represented by Harry J. Kane Jr. of Greenblatt Pierce Funt & Flores, in Philadelphia.

Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas case 170103755

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