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Overheating iPod Nano models cause fires in Japan

Written by James Delahunty (Google+) @ 19 Aug 2008 22:21 User comments (11)

Overheating iPod Nano models cause fires in Japan Japan's trade ministry has issued a warning on Tuesday that three fires have been linked to overheating iPod Nano units from Apple Inc., possibly due to a battery defect. Thankfully, nobody was injured in the three fires. In addition, Apple itself is also aware of two other cases where users of iPod Nano models had suffered minor burns, and confirmed that the likely explanation is a defect in the battery cells.
iPod Nano's known to have overheating issues were sold in Japan between September 2005 and September 2006. Apple will now co-operate with a semi-governmental body that specializes in product safety to determine the cause of the incidents, according to a trade ministry official.

"We are not in the position to speculate on the outcome of the investigation. But after several incidents like these, it would be appropriate for Apple to take some measures to raise the public's awareness," the official stated.

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11 user comments

119.8.2008 23:12

this is the reason why Apple should start thinking about having removable batteries for ipod, iphone, itouch and whatever they have out now. Is quite annoying really.

220.8.2008 0:44

mabe apple should issue a recall and replace the defective batteries....

320.8.2008 1:10
susieqbbb
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apple most likely will fix bad batterys but if you consider these reports are from japan and we don't have all the information.

Like..

1. was the ipod pluged into a third party docking stand???

2. where they using a apple issue charging cable with adapter or a third party.

3. are these real ipods or black market or stolen ipods

Without all of the information we can only guess.

420.8.2008 12:22

Maybe I should remove my nano from underneath my pillow :P

520.8.2008 12:32
ket0la
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Hasn't this happened in the past?

http://www.wsbtv.com/news/14271878/detail.html

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Maybe I should remove my nano from underneath my pillow :P
Waiting for the nano fairy are we?
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620.8.2008 12:39

Originally posted by emugamer:
Maybe I should remove my nano from underneath my pillow :P
Lol. Good call.

720.8.2008 12:47

Originally posted by ket0la:
Hasn't this happened in the past?

http://www.wsbtv.com/news/14271878/detail.html

Quote:
Maybe I should remove my nano from underneath my pillow :P
Waiting for the nano fairy are we?
Lol...yes indeed - to take my nano away and replace it with a 160 Gigger!

820.8.2008 13:14

I sleep with my nano, i have 2nd generation I guess those are affected. Forget this, I'll put in the tool shed during the night.

920.8.2008 14:01
drach
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Quote:
this is the reason why Apple should start thinking about having removable batteries for ipod, iphone, itouch and whatever they have out now. Is quite annoying really.
Why would they want to do that when they can charge you ridiculous amounts to replace the battery? Maybe they have something against visible battery covers? They think people like soldering their batteries in because it is fun? People like the inconvenience of paying somebody else to do a simple job that you could do yourself in less time for less money? I think it is more likely because of the fact that Apple is very proprietary, even more so than M$.

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are these real ipods or black market or stolen ipods
A stolen ipod is still a real ipod.

1020.8.2008 15:29

ima go buy one now so it can burn down my shed and i can sue apple.

i still have my first gen ipod the flat brick with a monochrome display. yep got 8 gigs in that bad boy.

1121.8.2008 0:51

Originally posted by Hyasuma:
this is the reason why Apple should start thinking about having removable batteries for ipod, iphone, itouch and whatever they have out now. Is quite annoying really.
I agree with the removable thing, but Apple makes the iPod Touch not the iTouch; that would be a cheap knock off.

Pasen ITouch
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