Y-Brush: The 10-Second Deep Cleaning Toothbrush
With a clever mouthpiece and sonic vibration, the Y-Brush electric toothbrush ensures full-tooth coverage for a better, faster clean.
Y-Brush has been developed with the help of dentists and specialists, to be the best tooth brushing device available. The bristles are inclined at a 45° angle, and their length thought out to reach and properly clean the gum and gum line.
Y-Brush will have the whole family wanting to show off their grins. Our flexible ABS mouthpiece makes it easy to use so that brushing your teeth isn’t an uncomfortable experience. It comes in 4 different sizes (2 adult, 1 intermediary, 1 children) so that everyone in the family can get a better clean.
We built it with comfort in mind. Focusing on one side of your mouth at a time made it possible to develop a thinner mouthpiece preventing a gag-reflex and freeing up your tongue.
At 2:20 p.m. local time on Sunday afternoon, the Amsterdam fire department tweeted that crews were on the scene. The tweet added that there was "no smoke" at the store, but "three people with breathing problems." A spokesperson for the fire department said "there is probably a leaking battery pack," according to Dutch broadcaster AT5 and NH Nieuws. The incident was also reported by Dutch blog iCulture, which alerted us to the story.
Employees immediately placed the iPad in a container with sand, and the store was evacuated as a precaution, according to the reports. The three people who suffered breathing issues were treated on site by ambulance workers.
The breathing issues may have been prompted by chemical vapors or other irritating substances emanating from the iPad battery, according to the Amsterdam fire department, which aired out the store while it was evacuated.
Fortunately, there does not appear to have been any significant injuries or damage. At around 3:00 p.m. local time, employees and customers were allowed to re-enter the store as usual, according to the reports.
It's unclear if the iPad battery pack was an official part from Apple or an aftermarket replacement, or if the potential overheating was the result of improper handling during servicing by a Genius Bar technician.
Earlier this year, an Apple Store in Zurich was evacuated following a similar incident with an overheated iPhone battery.
All in all, these incidents are quite rare, but a very small percentage of lithium-ion batteries do pose a risk of overheating, swelling, and bursting open. Without additional details, it's hard to pinpoint the exact cause.