July 4, 2022

Apple sued after loud Amber Alert on AirPods said to damage Texas boy’s hearing – Reuters.com

Logo of an Apple store is seen as Apple Inc., Washington, U.S., January 27, 2022. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts

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Lawsuit says 12-year-old suffered ruptured eardrum from alertFamily says wireles…….

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Logo of an Apple store is seen as Apple Inc., Washington, U.S., January 27, 2022. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts

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  • Lawsuit says 12-year-old suffered ruptured eardrum from alert
  • Family says wireless earbuds defectively designed, claim fraud, negligence

(Reuters) – Apple Inc has been sued by the family of a Texas child who allegedly suffered permanent hearing loss from an Amber Alert on the company’s AirPod wireless earbuds.

In the lawsuit filed Monday in San Jose, California, federal court, parents Carlos Gordoa and Ariani Reyes and their son, identified as B.G., said the AirPods were defective because they play alerts at dangerous volume, regardless of the volume set by the user. They accused the company of gross negligence and fraud.

Apple did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

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