Apple Recalls First-Gen iPod Nanos For Overheating Problem

By on November 14, 2011
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Offering replacements since they could “pose a safety risk.”

Remember the iconic first generation iPod Nano that was a huge success? It apparently takes five years for Apple to realize, but turns out that they have began recalling the product because some of them contain batteries that can overheat.

Apple sent out emails to the first-gen iPod Nano owners yesterday, stating that the Nanos sold between September 2005 and December 2006 could “overheat and pose a safety risk.” The problem goes back to the supplier they were dealing with at that point of time, and Apple admits that the problem “increases as the battery ages.” Scary stuff.

Anyone can go to this link for more info and with through the device’s serial number, Apple finds out whether the product is from that bad batch of Nanos. Once sent in for replacement, Apple sends them back another first-gen iPod Nano in about six weeks.

Sadly, it looks like UAE is not a part of this recall plan. Either that means that the ones shipped to UAE aren’t from that supplier and in turn not having that defect, or the country is just not included in the recall. Either way, it’s probably better to keep that iPod Nano at a distance from now on.

Maybe dock it and not put it inside your pocket?


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