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PSA: STOP Using your 1st Gen iPod Nano!

This is a Public Service Announcement from your friends here at iSource. If you’re currently using a 1st Generation iPod Nano… Please stop immediately and go to the following Apple support link: CLICK HERE.

Apple has determined that, in very rare cases, the battery in the iPod nano (1st generation) may overheat and pose a safety risk. Affected iPod nanos were sold between September 2005 and December 2006.

This issue has been traced to a single battery supplier that produced batteries with a manufacturing defect. While the possibility of an incident is rare, the likelihood increases as the battery ages.

Apple recommends that you stop using your iPod nano (1st gen) and follow the process noted below to order a replacement unit, free of charge.

Note: This battery issue is specific to the iPod nano (1st gen) and does not affect any other iPod.

As you may recall some time ago Apple began replacement program for the iPod Nano in Japan after concerns that the battery would overheat and catch fire. Well, it looks like Apple has broadend the recall and is now asking U.S. users to fill out a verification form to determine if you own one of the affected devices. After filling out the form, you will need to verify your shipping information and Apple will send you instructions for returning your iPod to them. Once returned you should expect to wait approximately 6 weeks to receive your replacement unit.

Surprisingly enough I still own one of these devices (and it is in use) so naturally I filled out the form and it looks like I’m part of the recall. I’ve now placed the Nano on a shelf and I guess I’ll be waiting patiently for my return information rather than run the risk of having my house burn down.

(Thanks to MacRumors for the original post)

UPDATE: I have confirmed that Apple is in fact shipping some replacement units as 6th Gen iPod Nanos. How can I confirm it? Because I got one. Silver – 8GB.




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  • Annette Dulce Figueroa

    My iPod nano has stopped working and I put it away I have the iPod touch but I really liked the iPod nano 1st gen.