iPod suspected of setting Saab on fire

Posted: July 12, 2009 in News, Saab

We’ve all seen the potential havoc that an iPod can wreak — either through misuse or some general explosiveness — and it looks like we now might have yet another cautionary tale out of Sweden, where a Saab 9-3 recently met an unfortunate end.

While the exact, official cause of the blaze hasn’t quite been pegged down, investigators seem to strongly suspect that an iPod left in the car is to blame.

That’s apparently because the car itself showed no signs of negligence or other technical faults (or evidence that the fire was intentionally set), and because the fire started on the seats, where the iPod was seemingly left.

What’s not clear, however, is if the iPod was simply tossed there and caught fire all by itself, or if was charging when things went horribly wrong — although we’re personally willing to simply buy Google Translate’s answer that “the music has become so hot that it melted the inside.”

Source: EnGadget.com

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