Realizing that something wasn't right, Colon put the AirPods down on some exercise equipment and ran to get help.
When he returned, the dodgy AirPod was already charred and destroyed, showing signs of flame damage.
Colon suspects a faulty battery is behind the incident - according to Apple, a failed electronic battery can lead to internal damage and overheating. "But I'm sure that since it hangs down, it could've been my ear lobe, you know, my ear lobe could've been burnt". Colon said other users should be careful with the AirPods, saying "Just because it happens to me doesn't mean it won't happen again". It was already popped.
Such reports have continued to plague Samsung, which first issued a voluntary recall of its Galaxy Note 7 phones because of a "battery issue" on September 2, offering to give replacement phones to customers who had bought the devices.
"I don't know what would've happened to my ear", said Colon. He told to the channel, "I didn't see it happen, but I mean, it was already fried".
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The tiny pieces of Apple AirPods fit into Jason Colon's hand.
An Apple spokeswoman told WFLA the company is investigating the incident and that it intends to reach out to Colon. It's a very good revolutionary product which has set new benchmarks in the industry with its first version.
In 2016, South Korean manufacturer Samsung's flagship Galaxy Note 7 was hit by a spate of exploding batteries.