Apple issues recall of overheating iPod Nanoby Steven Mostyn - Nov 14 2011, 18:39
So, Apple’s glitzy white industry reputation isn’t tarnish proof. Moreover, the Cupertino-based gadget maker has issued a product recall connected to its iPod Nano.
According to Apple, a very small number of its iPod Nano devices sold between Sept. 2005 and Dec. 2006 have experienced instances of overheating regarding their internal batteries.
“This issue has been traced to a single battery supplier that produced batteries with a manufacturing defect,” commented the company via its official Web site.
“While the possibility of an incident is rare, the likelihood increases as the battery ages,” it added.
Beyond insisting that only a handful of first-generation player have suffered from overheating, Apple has also said other later iPod Nano models have not been affected.
If you’re an Apple customer in ownership of a potentially hot-running Nano, you are advised to send in your player immediately—at which point you’ll receive a free replacement (probably a later model) some six weeks later.
In order to check whether your Nano is covered by the recall, click here to visit the official Apple site and input your player’s serial number.
Apple’s replacement program comes after the company was hit by a rush of customer complaints regarding unusually high battery drain aboard its new iPhone 4S smartphone.
That problem was fixed last week via an over-the-air update to the iOS mobile operating system.