Target: Apple CEO Timothy D. Cook
Goal: Stop selling iPhone 5Cs and other faulty Apple products
As a company, Apple is notorious for its questionable business practices. The charges against Apple, at least in the court of public opinion, are many and severe. Although Apple products are designed in America, many of them are built elsewhere, sometimes in dangerous and unethical working conditions. Much has been written about how and where Apple produces its products, but a question that consumers rarely ask of the giant corporation is, “Are Apple products safe?” The answer? They’re not.
The most recent victim of one of Apple’s products malfunctioning and causing serious injury is a 13-year-old student in Maine. The student was not even using the device at the time it malfunctioned. It was in her back pocket when it started to smoke and then exploded. The iPhone 5C gave the student burns that had to be treated at a hospital.
While not everyone’s iPhone explodes, even a single iPhone exploding is a serious hazard and the iPhone 5C should be recalled until engineers can figure out what is at fault. iPhones are so common these days and so many people use them, ranging from elderly grandparents who want to keep in touch with their families to babies that are given the devices to play flash games. Apple needs to take this case and every case like it and treat this issue with the utmost concern it deserves.
Dear Timothy D. Cook,
It has probably been brought to your attention that an iPhone 5C recently exploded in a 13-year-old student’s pocket. This product needs to be recalled immediately until investigators can figure out the exact cause of the malfunction. Many people use your devices including, but not limited to, children. While the 13-year-old student was able to have her burns treated at the hospital, the undeniable fact remains that the 13-year-old in question received burns from your product.
Furthermore, this is not the first case of an Apple product malfunctioning and injuring someone. Many other people have experienced burns and/or destroyed property because of overheating Apple products. None of these accidents were on purpose, of course, and consumers recognize that. But these types of accidents are unacceptable. They do not just hurt your company’s reputation. They actively pose a huge danger to consumers. The incident involving the 13-year-old student needs to be the last. With your influence, it can be. As CEO of Apple, you have the power to require any compromised products, including the iPhone 5C, to be recalled. It might not seem like that big of a deal to you, but this could be a matter of life or death someday. Please recall the iPhone 5C immediately before anyone else is hurt.
[Your Name Here]
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