Apple has agreed to replace the defective batteries of its Nano iPod in Japan, after the government’s proclamation about potential hazards due to faulty iPod batteries.
Prior to this, Japanese government had already noticed three incidents of fire linked to the overheating problems of the iPod batteries.
Apple is already aware of 17 such cases across the country, and has agreed to fully replace the batteries of the first generation Nano iPods. The company will replace the batteries that have actually shown signs of overheating.
An Apple spokesperson stated that the company is investigating the probable causes of the glitch.
The problem touches Nano iPods sold between September 2005 and September 2006. Apple has reportedly sold around 1.81 million Nano iPods during that period.