Apple has sent out emails to registered owners of 1st generation iPod nanos stating that certain iPod nanos created between September 2005 and January 2006 might overheat and pose a safety risk. This is because of a manufacturing defect from a single supplier, and the likelihood of problems increases as the model ages. Apple then directs the owner to a replacement program .
There have been some cases of the iPod nano’s battery overheating in the past, and while a search on Apple’s support site turns up a document, the link is currently not active . The issue turned up previously in 2009 , and the Japanese government said in 2008 that three fires were caused in Japan from faulty 1st-generation nano batteries, and that Apple had two other reported cases where people were burned by their iPod nanos.
For those wondering if the emails they received are legitimate, a link to the replacement program can be found directly from Apple’s support site for earlier models of the iPod nano and Apple’s exchange and repair extension program .
The full email text can be read below.
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