Those of you sporting a first generation iPod nano should know about a recall Apple is doing on the product. This is recall is due to a “rare” battery overheating issue found with these aging nano units, which could pose a safety risk. Apple informs that "This issue has been traced to a single battery supplier that produced batteries with a manufacturing defect."
So if your nano was sold between September 2005 and December 2006 I would recommend heading over to Apple’s site here to arrange a replacement nano unit, which will take up to six weeks. Note: you will have to send your old iPod nano back to Apple first before receiving your replacement (details on their page here).
Things to note before sending your old nano back to Apple:
– If you have a personalised nano (ie: you have some engraved on the back or have a gel skin or similar) your replacement nano will be non-personalised.
– Using iTunes back up your data on your old nano before sending it in.
Better safe than sorry I think you’ll agree…