Japan says Apple iPod nano is a possible fire hazard

Japan’s industry ministry has just ordered Apple to report on selected steps it will take concerning cases of its iPod nano portable media player overheating, bringing along the risk of having it catch fire in the process. So far, overheating cases concerning the 2005 iPod nano while charging has caused at least 27 incidents, where out of those half a dozen fires were recorded which required firefighters to be called – this was made known via an official from the Economy, Trade and Industry Ministry. Apart from that, four different people suffered burns when they touched the device which overheated during charging. It seems that the ministry issued Apple Japan to take market measures numerous times, but nothing has been done to date. Do you think iPod nanos in other countries also suffer from the same fate? If that is the case, things aren’t too rosy for Apple considering it has the Death Grip issue to contend with that might cost the company at least $175 million to fix.

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