Apple Will Replace First-Gen iPod Nanos For Overheating Risks

If you have an iPod nano sold between Sep ’05 and Dec ’06, you could be eligible for a replacement under a new worldwide recall issued by Apple to deal with battery heating issues.

Apple said that “the battery in the iPod nano (1st generation) may overheat and pose a safety risk.” They blamed, “a single battery supplier that produced batteries with a manufacturing defect.”

“While the possibility of an incident is rare, the likelihood increases as the battery ages,” Apple said on their website.

Unlike later models, first generation iPod nanos have a black or white front and a silver metal back, instead of having both a metal front and back. Replacements can be ordered through this claim form.

iPod nano (1st generation) Replacement Program [Apple via MacRumors]
Claim Form [Apple]

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