Apple to recall first generation iPod Nanos

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Apple (Nasdaq: AAPL) is planning to recall its first generation iPod Nano MP3 player in Brazil, the country's justice ministry announced on its website.

The company notified Brazilian authorities last week about the recall, but Apple has yet to publish the campaign in local media as required by law.

According to the ministry, Apple said it expects to collect and retool, without any costs to customers, nearly 12,000 iPods produced between 2005 and 2006.

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The recall is said to be motivated by a possible overheating of the battery. "In extremely rare cases, it can produce sparks, causing overheating," Apple reported to the ministry, adding that the risk of accidents becomes greater as the battery gets older.

Owners of the devices produced during the period are instructed to contact Apple's technical support for more information about the recall campaign.