Apple Recalls First-Generation iPod Nano in South Korea

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    The Korea Herald reports that Apple has agreed to recall first-generation iPod nanos sold in South Korea following four reports of the device's batteries overheating or exploding. The recall comes several weeks after a request from the Korean government after which Apple initially offered to replace only those units found to be defective, but continuing pressure ultimately led to a full recall of the 155,000 units sold between October 2005 and December 2006.
    The Korean recall follows similar complaints in Japan that ultimately resulted in Apple offering to replace overheating first-generation iPod nanos there last August.

    Article Link: Apple Recalls First-Generation iPod Nano in South Korea
     
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    Wait a second, I own one of those. Still use it. 4GB is plenty for a run.
     
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    Whats up with Apple and some of its products overheating because of the battery? Maybe because they are made in China.
    Edit: I'm just being sarcastic, stop taking this joke so seriously.
     
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    Are you in South Korea? I don't think it matters to you if not.
     
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    I got a 1st gen, but I doubt it's from south of Kim Jong!
     
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    OOOHHH My Boss at work owns one and uses it, does that mean that she could light up like a match one of these days, i sure hope not.

    Whats up with these batteries today :rolleyes:
     
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    has anyone in N. America successfully had a 1st gen iPod repaired or replaced? I have a 2GB with a useless battery which i'd like replaced.
     
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    I like a company that will actually recall it's products. It takes a big man to admit that he's wrong. . . Now if only they'd have products that wouldn't have these problems to begin with. :rolleyes:
     
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    The location of where things are made, and who makes them, has nothing to do with it. Mass production will always result in the occasional bad batch of something or other.
     
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    Very slim chance to have an Ipod Nano from '05 that has any resemblance of a battery life remaining
     
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    For a second there I was thinking this was Apple's away of attacking North Korea but then I realized it was South Korea.
     
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    True, but if you had bought a replacement battery from Apple of the exact same type in the past few years...
     
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    4 of 155,000?

    So are they saying that 4 of the 155,000 iPods had batteries that blew up? And this warrants a recall of the entire 155,000?
     
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    I used to have one of those. 2GB!!!! First ipod :D its my cousins problem now :p
     
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    are the components of the South Korean models different than those sold in North America? I wonder if mine will be recalled...
     
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    My black 4 gigger was my first iPod, lasted two and a half years until it broke badly in a pub. Then my replacement 8GB got nicked, so no iPod for me now.

    If I could send that first one back, with its broken screen and broken circuitry, and get a new one back, that would be awesome, heh.
     
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    USA recalls just around the corner?:eek::eek::eek:
     
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    I'm still using my 2GB 1st Gen Nano and get about 8-9 hours on it still. I guess that doesn't count right?
     
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    What does that matter? Designed in California.
     
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    you won't. the only reason that there was a mass recall is because the gov'ts stepped in and demanded it.

    remember we are taking about devices that are out of warranty. and there is no evidence that it was very one of them.

    don't see the US stepping into the fray. not until the number of incidents goes way, way up
     
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    Well, people will once they get it replaced!!!!!
     
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    hi will this apply to the uk? i bought mine pretty much as soon as they came out?
     
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    only 4 cases? that seems kinda extreme to me
     
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    That's a dinosaur! How does the 1st gen nano look like again? :D:D:p:p
     

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