iPod Nano: In line for new replacement, is this you?

If you are an iPod first-generation Nano owner and purchased the device approximately five years ago, then you will be pleased to learn that Cali Company Apple may be replacing it for you. The Internet is rife with news that due to overheating issues (on the rare occasion) owners in the US could be in line for a new replacement.

This isn’t the first time that we’ve reported on the self same problem. Some time ago, well actually in August of last year, a small number of cases had been reported of iPod Nano batteries overheating with one incident of a lady’s device bursting apart on a busy Japanese commuter train.

According to Slashgear, US consumers are being advised from Apple, that they should stop using their device. Options available for users include, filling in a replacement form online with which you are greeted with a list of countries offering the recall. Apple will need the Nano’s serial number to see firstly if the device can be replaced, the number can be located from the back of the model underneath the Gigabyte number. Failing that, it may be worth visiting your local Apple store or Authorized Service Provider.

Tell us if your device is affected? Which method have you used to find out whether you can get a replacement?