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.
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!