Apple has been sued over Amber Alert's alleged hearing of a child wearingAirPods that had been permanently hampered

Apple has been sued over Amber Alert's alleged hearing of a child wearingAirPods that had been perma ...

According to Street Insider, the boy''s family is suing Apple and its manufacturing partner Luxhshare in the lawsuit filed in San Jose, California, this week. Carlos Gordoa and Ariani Reyes say their son, B.G, must now wear a hearing aid for the rest of his life as a result of the Amber Alert.

The family claims that a disturbance occurred when B.G. was seeing Netflix on his iPhone with one of the wireless buds in his right ear. According to the suit, an Amber Alert played at an acoustic level, causing his cochlea to fall apart. He now suffers from tinnitus and dizziness.

Apple and Luxshare have been accused of "negligence and fraud" for failing to properly design and test the devices, failing to warn users that the earbuds are susceptible to significant and unexpected increase in ear volume, and in failing to properly manufacture the AirPods.

According to the lawsuit, Apple would have designed the AirPods to self-adjust to acceptable levels or provide warnings about the volume increases associated with alerts. B.G. would "live a normal life."

Cupertino is also accused of receiving at least 1,538 complaints about sudden volume rises with the AirPods through notifications since 2019.

The family is seeking damages for the boy''s physical harm, pain and suffering, disability, mental anguish, emotional trauma, and future medical expenses, as well as punitive damages against Apple.

Amber Alerts are emergency, government, and public safety alerts that cover dangerous threats to safety and life, as well as extreme weather conditions. They can be turned off in the Settings app, although government alerts cannot be turned off in certain countries and regions.

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