Overheating iPad battery forces evacuation of Apple Store Amsterdam

“Apple’s Amsterdam store was briefly evacuated on Sunday afternoon following what appears to the overheating of an iPad battery,” Roger Fingas reports for AppleInsider.

“After trouble began store staff immediately put the tablet in a bin with sand, which seemed to halt the situation, Dutch blog iCulture noted,” Fingas reports. “By around 2:20 p.m. local time, the city’s fire department was on the scene. Though there was no obvious smoke, three people reported respiratory issues.”

Fingas reports, “The incident moved quickly enough that by 3 p.m., workers and shoppers were allowed to come back in.”

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MacDailyNews Take: Damaged lithium-ion batteries can certainly cause issues. Sounds like this incident was handled with aplomb.


  1. Was the iPad damaged in any way? I assume that it was a floor demo model. Was it dropped or bent?

    No company is perfect. No product is perfect. No component is perfect. The fact that Apple products are, in general, highly reliable makes this event newsworthy.

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