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Apple recalls first-gen iPod nano for bad batteries

Consumer Reports News: November 14, 2011 10:23 AM

On Friday, Apple issued a recall for its first-generation iPod nano. The iconic digital music player has built-in rechargeable batteries that may overheat and pose a "safety risk."

According to Apple, the problem affects only certain iPod nanos that contain defective batteries from one specific supplier. The faulty nanos were sold between September 2005 and December 2006. Says Apple:

While the possibility of an incident is rare, the likelihood increases as the battery ages.

Apple has launched a website to help consumers identify if their old iPod nanos are affected by this recall. Apple recommends that owners of these defective first-gen nanos should stop using the devices and trade them in for a free replacement.

More details can be found on Apple's support website:

iPod nano (1st generation) Replacement Program [Apple]
Apple Issues Worldwide Recall for Some First-Gen iPod Nano Devices [Wired]

Paul Eng

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