Tuesday, 19 Aug, 2008 Technology

Apple iPod Nano Caused Fires in Japan


On Tuesday, August 19, the trade ministry of Japan stated that the overheated Apple iPod nanos were the cause of three fires. It was probably a defect in batteries that led to overheating. No casualties were registered in the three fires, but the Japanese government also mentioned other 2 fires caused by iPod nanos where people suffered minor burns.

It was mentioned that the defected iPod nanos were sold in Japan in the period between September 2005 and September 2006.

According to the trade ministry official, a semi-governmental body, which specializes in product safety, will investigate the cause of the incidents.

"We are not in the position to speculate on the outcome of the investigation. But after several incidents like these, it would be appropriate for Apple to take some measures to raise the public's awareness," outlined the official.

Source: Reuters

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