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Saturday, March 15, 2008

iPod Nano emits sparks, Japan's government says

Slashdot It! One of Apple's popular iPod Nano media players gave off sparks while being recharged in Japan in January, the country's trade ministry said, prompting a safety investigation. No one was hurt in the incident and Apple is investigating the cause and checking whether there have been any similar cases, an official from the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry said The incident, involving an earlier model sold in Japan, the MA099J/A, occurred on January 8 near Tokyo, the official said. Apple reported the matter to the ministry on Friday. Apple sold about 420,000 units a year of that Nano model in Japan starting in September 2005, the ministry said. Apple officials in Japan were not immediately available for comment. Get Daily Updates via Email Protect your computer with Windows Onecare Get paid $7.50 for reviewing my post Ad Space

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