Apple recalls first iPod Nanos over battery flaw
Music player a 'rare safety risk'
Apple is asking for its six-year-old first-generation iPod Nano back.
Having uncovered a "very rare" instance in which the music player may overheat "and pose a safety risk", Apple is replacing them.
"This issue has been traced to a single battery supplier that produced batteries with a manufacturing defect," Apple said. "While the possibility of an incident is rare, the likelihood increases as the battery ages."
The first iPod Nano was released in September 2005. The recall covers all Nanos made between that date and December 2006.
Own an iPod Nano 1G? Check whether it's covered by the recall at Apple's website.
If it is, Apple will send you a box in which to return the player. Six weeks later, you'll receive your replacement. Will it be a new Nano 1G or a more recent model? Apple didn't say. ®
I've got lots of kit that I'm no longer using - if Sinclair recall the ZX80 or IBM the PS/2 then I'll be laughing.
Well, if there is the slightest chance of it exploding...
Then I'm keeping it and giving it to the mother in law for Xmas...
I've applied for mine
I can imagine the conversation in Apple's boardroom;
"but this could kill someone, Steve, we're legally obliged to recall the nano"
"Over my dead body!"
Got two cardboard boxes in the post today to return my 2G and 4G nano devices. Don't use them, but don't want them going up in smoke, either.
I suspect they will refurbish the ones they get back and send them back out again, hence the six weeks.
Gonna chance it
If I don't get the new 8GB model at least it gets a new battery and I can still put Rockbox back on it (but not on the 6G of course).