“A federal appeals court on Wednesday rejected a class-action lawsuit seeking to hold Apple Inc. responsible for possible hearing loss caused by using its popular iPod music player,” Jonathan Stempel reports for Reuters.
“The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco affirmed a 2008 district court ruling that the plaintiffs failed to show that use of the iPod poses an unreasonable risk of noise-induced hearing loss,” Stempel reports. “It also found that the plaintiffs lacked standing to allege a violation of California’s unfair competition law.”
Stempel reports, “Cupertino, California-based Apple has sold more than 220 million iPods since their 2001 launch. It provides a warning with each iPod that urges users to avoid hearing damage by setting the volume at safe levels.”
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[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Brawndo Drinker” for the heads up.]