Apple, iPod touch

Apple Pays $7,400 To Tokyo Couple After iPod Nano Bursts Into Flames

Japanese publication Nikkei has been ordered to pay a Tokyo couple ¥600,000 ($7,400 US) for medical fees and pain and suffering after their first generation iPod Nano caught fire. The couple originally purchased the device shortly after it’s release in September of 2005. In 2010 while charging the battery overheated causing the device to catch fire which in turn caused burns to the wife’s hands that took over a month to fully heal.The prosecutor in the case told Nikkei that the court rarely finds Apple at fault for cases like this in Japan, so the case must have been a slam dunk for the plaintiff.

The scary thing about this whole situation is that this isn’t the first time something like this has happened with a first generation iPod. The issue has been well documented and Apple even recalled the device back in 2009. That year Apple began a worldwide replacement program, which allowed owners of a first-gen iPod turn in their device for a new one. The program is still in effect right now so if you’re holding on to your first generation iPod you might want to think about taking it down to your local Apple store and picking up a brand new one, most likely you will receive a sixth generation device.

Source: theverge

Share this Story

Related Posts

5 Comments

  1. gvk biosciences updates

    January 20, 2018 at 9:24 am

    125155 606841Really fascinating info !Perfect just what I was seeking for! 699419

    Reply

  2. pharmacokinetic studies in drug discovery

    January 22, 2018 at 6:22 am

    805887 475349This weblog truly is very good. How was it created ? 886515

    Reply

  3. Yusuf kısa

    January 31, 2018 at 10:01 am

    796534 25472Have you noticed the news has changed its approach lately? What used to neve be brought up or discussed has changed. It is that time to chagnge our stance on this though. 872577

    Reply

  4. warehouses for rent

    February 5, 2018 at 1:44 am

    317462 806754Wow that was strange. I just wrote an incredibly long comment but after I clicked submit my comment didnt appear. Grrrr effectively Im not writing all that more than once again. Regardless, just wanted to say fantastic weblog! 573952

    Reply

  5. Free UK Chat Rooms

    February 5, 2018 at 3:17 pm

    395548 356881fantastic post. Neer knew this, regards for letting me know. 448735

    Reply

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Join Our Mailing List

Email Format

Free iTunes Gift Cards!

Find us on Google Plus