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Apple replacing first gen iPod nanos due to faulty batteries

If you happen to have a 1st generation iPod nano, you may want to take note of this; Apple has just issued a press release stating that in very rare cases, the battery of the 1st generation iPod nano may overheat and therefore pose a safety risk.

Apple has identified that the affected iPod nanos were sold between September 2005 and December 2006, and say that the issue was tracked to a specific battery supplier that produced batteries with a manufacturing defect. And it’s thought that the potential of overheating is more likely as the battery ages.

So, in order to reduce the risk of this happening to your beloved iPod nano, the Cupertino Company has set up a dedicated website, where should you have one of the affected units you’ll be able to get a replacement free of charge.

Just to be on the safe side, Apple recommends that you stop using your iPod nano straight away and follow the replacement process on Replacement Unit website.

Also, Apple hasn’t mentioned whether you’ll get another 1st gen iPod nano as a replacement, or if it’ll be a newer model. If we get any more info you can be assured we’ll let you know.

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