The Korea Herald is reporting, that Apple, after much pressure from the South Korean government, agreed to recall all (originally Apple offered to only replace defective Nanos) 155,000 first generation iPod Nanos sold there. These devices were sold from October of 2005 to December 2006. The reason for the recall? There have been four reported […]
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Apple Recalls First-Gen iPod Nanos in South Korea

The Korea Herald is reporting, that Apple, after much pressure from the South Korean government, agreed to recall all (originally Apple offered to only replace defective Nanos) 155,000 first generation iPod Nanos sold there. These devices were sold from October of 2005 to December 2006. The reason for the recall? There have been four reported cases of the Nano’s battery catching fire. Here’s an excerpt:

With a series of media reports following the report of The Korea Herald, Apple said it would replace the batteries and shells of its first-generation iPod Nano with new ones.

“Customers who are concerned about possible overheating of the battery can get it exchanged,” Park In-kyu, an official with the Korea Agency for Technology & Standards, told The Korea Herald, citing a document sent by Apple Korea on July 7.

This reminds me of Japan’s iPod Nano recall in August of last year.

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