Apple iPod nano First Gen Replacements Hitting Japan

Apple [AAPL] has agreed to replace iPod nano’s sold in Japan that have a problem with overheating. The decision comes after a couple of years of debating with the Japanese government.

Prior to this agreement, Apple had a battery replacement program in effect and this was available to any 1st gen iPod nano owner who complained. This new move now goes above that decision and will replace any iPod nano 1st gen on request.

The problem nano players were all built over a 15 or so month period between September 2005 and December 2006. Since then 27 overheating incidents have been reported with 6 of those going up in flames causing minor burns for users.

Apple has since disclosed that another 34 incidents occurred in the “not serious” category.

It isn’t clear at the moment how Apple is handling the rest of the world as everywhere had this problem.

Via: Engadget

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