Apple agrees to replace overheating iPods in Japan

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Tokyo, Aug 11: Apple Inc agreed to replace first generation iPod nano music players sold in Japan at risk of overheating.

According to Japan's Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry of all the plastic black and white iPod nano players sold between Sept 2005 and Dec 2006, it confirmed 27 overheating incidents during recharging including 6 fires that left four people with minor burns.

On Sunday, Aug 8, Apple added 34 other non-serious overheating incidents, which Japanese officials called truly regrettable.

Bloomberg reported that the player exchange goes beyond Apple Japan's battery replacement program already in effect for those consumers who complain.

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