Production of the iPad may have been at least temporarily affected by an explosion today at a yet-to-open factory in China.
The blast, which occurred at a plant belonging to Pegatron subsidiary Riteng in Shanghai, injured as many as 61 people, according to a Reuters report. The explosion didn't cause a fire, but 23 workers needed to be hospitalized. Machinery was also reportedly damaged.
"The factory has not started operations yet. Part of the facility is still under pre-operation inspection and part is running trial production," Pegatron Chief Financial Officer Charles Lin told Reuters.
Operations at the plant can resume only after a city government investigation and subsequent approval.
This is the second plant explosion this year to impact an Apple supply chain. An explosion in May rocked a Foxconn factory that reportedly made iPads, killing at least two people and injuring 16.