Apple Recalls the First-Gen iPod Nano

Update: Apparently Apple is using the new 6th Gen iPod Nano to replace these. Sounds like the perfect opportunity for an upgrade!

If you’re like me and refuse to buy a new iDevice with every iteration, then it’s likely that you’re still using a first-gen iPod Nano. If this is the case, however, it’s time to say good bye to your faithful mp3 player as Apple has announced that there’s a slight possibility of overload and have recalled the iPod. Yup, about 5 years later.

iPod Nano Battery Overload Recall 2011

They announced on their website via the support section that you should probably stop using your ipod and send it in for free replacement due to the fact that “in very rare cases, the battery in the iPod nano (1st generation) may overheat and pose a safety risk.” That’s right. Explosions. Cats and dogs living together. Mass. Hysteria.

How to Replace your iPod Nano

They’ve outlined full details on the recall/return process right here including a way to check if your Nano is eligible so, if you’re using one of these devices or even have one laying around then, for the sake of your safety, please look into getting it replaced. Hey, a new iPod for your old tech. Sounds good… Do it for safety!


  1. Adam Maskew says

    How good is it sharing this information. My kids (4 & 6) will be stoked they’ll have an upgraded nano to listen to their music in the car. Thanks all. Adam

  2. Jarrod says

    I use mine as the hold music for my business phones too. It’s going back now though. I actually have 4 that will be going.

  3. Bruce R. (BPR639geek) says

    Well I have one and I still use it. It’s currently being used for the music on hold on my phone system. A replacement will give more memory and a better ability to see the menu for seasonal program change. Thanks for this one guys, I’ll let you know how it works out… “B”