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Wear Apple Watches At Your Own Peril, Experts Suggest

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The Apple Watch can leave consumers with serious injuries, according to a class-action lawsuit reported by the New York Post.

The outlet reports that one man claims in court documents his forearm was “severely sliced” by the watch after the glass screen popped out, leaving jagged edges.

Alabama resident Chris Smith was golfing when he says his Apple Watch slashed open a vein in his arm, according to the federal lawsuit filed this week in California.

The class action documents can be read here.

The lawsuit states that the lithium-ion battery in the watch is prone to swelling that can push out the screen, creating an “unreasonably dangerous safety hazard.”

The NY Post reports that Apple is aware of the defect because dozens of users have posted about it on the company’s support forum, and the court documents state that the tech company has failed to fix the problem.

Apple did not immediately return NY Post’s request for comment.

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Written by Megan Turner

Megan graduated from the University of Central Florida and writes and tweets about anything related to sports. She replies to comments she shouldn't reply to online and thinks the CFP Rankings are absolutely rigged. Follow her on Twitter at @Megnturner_ and Instagram at @Megnturner.

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