Apple investigating an AirPod explosion

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The Florida man was at LA Fitness in Tampa listening to a dance mix during his workout when the AirPods exploded "And then I saw white smoke billowing out".

Jason Colon was listening to a dance mix at the LA Fitness on 4th Street in St. Petersburg when he noticed something unusual.

Mr Colon says he believes the gadget's battery was responsible for the damage.

Colon made a decision to leave it on a piece of workout equipment and seek help, but when he returned, the earphone apparently was good as gone.

But when he returned, the report continues, Colton was shocked to learn that his left AirPod had completely burnt to a crisp - though the right AirPod remained in-tact. Colon told the TV station that "It was already popped".

Apple said it was investigating.

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Speaking to local news station News Channel Eight, he added: 'It's the craziest thing I ever went through. "I don't know what would've happened to my ear, but I'm sure since it hangs down, it could've been [my] earlobe". A year ago, a lady revealed that her earphones detonated while she was wearing them on a plane and obviously there was the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 calamity in 2016.

We all are aware of the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 mishap (battery explosion) reports of which were surfacing all over the internet and other media, now Apple is news for the same.

Apple said it is investigating the issue and will contact Colon soon, according to WFLA.

Colon said he was relieved that he was able to take out the headphones from his ear before they blew up.

Unlike wired ear-pods that get power through the headphone jack, Apple's AirPods use a small rechargeable battery embedded into the earbud itself.

This isn't the first case of a popular product bursting into flames.

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