Bad batteries: Apple forced to recall 1st gen iPod nano in South Korea

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Looks like the South Korean government has forced Apple to recall the first generation iPod nano over concerns that the battery can overheat, leading to fires. It’s the first time that the iPod nano has been recalled.

There have been four cases of exploding batteries in South Korea since December. If three’s a trend, four’s a cause for panic!

The battery is a lithium-ion one, the same kind that’s probably in your cellphone right now.

That’s about it. Splenda has nothing to do with this story, I just liked the contrast.

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