March 24, 2015 11:30 am -

[su_right_ad]Texan Isaiah Clinton, 11, was sitting at his desk in a classroom when students noticed smoke coming from his pants.

It was the iPhone 5C, model number A1532. Isaiah had it in his back pocket. The damage to the phone can be seen, and so can the burns to the boy’s clothes and skin.

Isaiah’s mother Denisea Harris says, “I took him to the emergency room and they said he had 2nd degree burns on him and they couldn’t just believe it was from the cell phone.”

A quick check online shows report after report of people saying their iPhone either exploded or caught on fire without any explanation.[su_center_ad]

D.B. Hirsch
D.B. Hirsch is a political activist, news junkie, and retired ad copy writer and spin doctor. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

12 responses to Child Winds Up In ER After iPhone Catches Fire

  1. rg9rts March 24th, 2015 at 11:35 am

    Wrong battery…???

  2. Suzanne McFly March 24th, 2015 at 12:06 pm

    Made in China with no regulations so we can save a few bucks. That says a lot about who we have become

    • rg9rts March 24th, 2015 at 1:38 pm

      Its been over a decade since I went to walmart

  3. StoneyCurtisll March 24th, 2015 at 12:29 pm

    let that be a lesson to any kids that put a 500 dollar I-Phone in their back pocket and sit on it…
    There are less expensive/painful ways of learning the same lesson..
    Like not checking your pants pockets for your I-phone before putting your pants in the washing machine…

  4. arc99 March 24th, 2015 at 1:15 pm

    Maybe I am dating myself. But I cannot fathom why any 11 year old needs a $500 cell phone.

    I remember when I was 11 years old and the Beatles made their first appearance on Ed Sullivan in 1964. Soon afterward, I decided I wanted a guitar and an amplifier. My aunt bought me the guitar. But both my aunt and my mom said I had to wait for the amp until I could pay for it myself. That would not occur until 1968 when I was finally old enough to work a summer job. My salary was minimum wage at the princely sum of $1.65 per hour which I saved up and at the end of the summer, purchased my Univox guitar amp. Stupid me, I thought they were the same as the VOX amps the Beatles used. Nope..

    Anyway, If I had a child asking for an Iphone, my response would be similar. I would get them a Tracfone for about $50 and tell them if they want an Iphone they will have to wait until they can work and pay for it themselves. As a concerned parent, I would also assist them in selecting stylish flame-resistant clothing.

    • tracey marie March 24th, 2015 at 5:04 pm

      You are not dating yourself, kids are spoiled to the point of ridiculousness.

    • bluejayray March 24th, 2015 at 9:35 pm

      I’m with you. My younger brother’s kids (8 & 10) have everything and more handed to them, and they are brats. You and I are about the same vintage–I had my first steady job around that same era for $1.45 an hour busing tables summers and weekends during the school year. Before that it was yard work and babysitting if I wanted anything. As a consequence, I respect the value of money and can get by without a whole lot of it. It’s actually pretty liberating.

  5. William March 24th, 2015 at 3:37 pm

    Thanks Obama

    • tracey marie March 24th, 2015 at 5:03 pm

      good one

    • bluejayray March 24th, 2015 at 9:28 pm

      Thanks for the belly laugh. He’s got a great sense of humor–maybe he’ll do something along the lines of the Daily Show after his current gig is up.
      Oh–and thanks in advance, Obama!

  6. bpollen March 24th, 2015 at 10:27 pm

    I’m safe… I wouldn’t have an iPhone if you gave it to me free.