Apple has determined that a certain batch of the dinky MP3 players have faulty batteries that could overheat and "pose a safety risk".
Company says battery issue with some first-generation iPod Nanos poses safety risk and that risk "increases as the battery ages." Apple urges owners of device to stop using it and to return it for a free replacement unit.
Some iPod nanos DOA
The country's trade regulator is examining reports that three fires have been started by overheating Nano batteries, according to Reuters.
Check out the new Nanos
A roundup of developments in the Apple world reveals more work ahead for the company's lawyers and another attempt by hackers to open up the iPhone.
Some retailers in Europe are selling 4GB versions of the iPod Nanos that Apple unveiled last week in 8GB and 16GB capacities--for about $50 more than the 8GB version.
Apple has released a knowledge base article describing battery overheating issues in 1st generation iPod nanos, suggesting users contact AppleCare immediately if they experience the problem.
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After the Japanese government opens an investigation into reports the 2005-era iPod Nano overheated in some cases, Apple says it will replace affected units.