Danish Man Claims He Could Smell His Flesh Burning After His Apple Watch Started Glowing With Heat And Burned His Wrist
A elderly man in Denmark claims he was been left with severe burns after the strap of his Apple watch suddenly started glowing with heat and he could smell his flesh burning.
Jorgen Mouritzen had been at a flying club meeting wearing the smart watch when he suddenly felt a searing pain in his arm.
He could also smell burning flesh and looked down to see the strap smouldering as if there was power surging through it.
It caused the strap to heat up and the saw it burning the skin on his wrist.
Mr Mouritzen said: 'I could smell the burning flesh.
'And the strap was so hot that as I scrambled to try and pull it off my arm, I even burnt my fingers.'
And although he has reported the incident to Apple, Mr Mouritzen says he has yet to receive any reply.
Danish man Jorgen Mourtizen who claims that his Apple watch burned through his skin after it started glowing with heat
Mr Mourtizen claims he was severely burned on his wrist when the strap caught alight and even burned his fingers trying to remove the watch
He added: 'There was nothing else around that could have heated the strap up other than the watch, but Apple has still not given me any explanation.
He said he was usually a big fan of their products, but his experience in which he was burned had dampened his enthusiasm.
He explained: 'I was happy with the watch and generally I'm happy with Apple products, and I'm sure it's very rare that this should happen.
'However I'm surprised it's taken them so long to do anything or to help out a customer.'
Several other wearers of Apple watches have reported rashes and burns after wearing the device, pictured
The Danish branch of Apple declined to comment when contacted by local media.
Several other wearers of Apple watches have reported rashes and burns after wearing the device and an Apple support page warns of possible reactions to the watch.
The Apple Watch, the space gray Apple Watch Sport, the stainless steel parts of some Apple Watch bands and the magnets in the watch and bands, all contain nickel.
Apple say they all fall below the strict nickel restrictions set by European REACh regulations meaning nickel exposure is 'unlikely to be a problem'.
But it warns users to be aware of the possibility in case they are susceptible to nickel-related reactions.