Apple Recalls First-Generation iPod Nanos
by Leslie Meredith, TechNewsDaily Senior Writer
November 14 2011 12:36 PM ET
Late last week, Apple announced a recall program for its first-generation iPod nanos, which were sold between September 2005 and December 2006. The battery may overheat and pose a safety threat.
Apple said that “the possibility of an incident is rare,” but the risk of overheating increases with age. The problem has been traced to a single battery supplier. The company has recommended that owners of the original device order a free replacement unit. Apple will replace the potentially faulty music players with first-generation iPod nanos, according to a report from Mashable.
Apple has posted a page online for owners to check serial numbers on their devices and order replacements, which will be shipped approximately six weeks after the company has received the recalled nanos. Apple will send instructions and packing materials. First-gen iPod nanos can be identified by their black or white plastic front and a silver metal back — later iPod nano models have a metal front and back.
While some owners were hopeful that they’d get a newer model replacement, the majority of iPod nano owners who have posted on Apple’s forum seem to be first-gen devotees. “I like my little 1st gen Nano, and I'll still be able to use all my accessories with it!” wrote a typical poster.