Apple has begun recalling old iPod Nanos after it was revealed that some of the devices can pose a fire safety risk.
The technology giant has urged users of the first-generation devices – sold between September 2005 and December 2006 – to hand in the portable music player for a free replacement.
A batch of the slimline iPod Nanos are thought to contain batteries which can overheat after long periods of use, with Japanese reports linking the defective products to six fires.
The company said in a statement: “This issue has been traced to a single battery supplier that produced batteries with a manufacturing defect.
“While the possibility of an incident is rare, the likelihood increases as the battery ages.”
The recall could come at a significant cost to Apple as the company sold more than 60 million iPods from September 2005 until December 2006, although the firm has not revealed how many of those were the nano model.
Visit https://supportform.apple.com/201110/ and enter your iPod’s serial number to order a replacement.