IPod Nano Fires by Margaret

Everybody knows what an iPod is because a lot of people have it as an mp3 player. Because it’s very expensive and it‘s popular, you think it might be safe but it isn’t as safe as you think.

On August 19, 2008 Japan warned consumers over the iPod after receiving 3 calls about iPod fires which were caused by the iPods overheating. Also, the ministry of economy said that there were 14 other similar problems with the iPods.

But, Apple said that this was a “very unusual case”. And these problems can happen with the iPods sold between September 2005 and December 2006.

These iPod nanos use a rechargeable battery which you need to charge through your computer. There were reports that these fires happened because people tried to charge the iPods on Sony’s laptop. Also, there were some reports that other cases happened because of the LG Electronics’ laptop.

Finally, I think we should beware not to make fires because of charging the iPods for a long time. And, I think that the companies should beware making electronic things so it doesn’t make fire.

Information from http://www.vnunet.com/vnunet/news/2211798/ipod-nano-fire-japan-reported and http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/cd9f2e40-6e4f-11dd-b5df-0000779fd18c.html

Photos from http://images.google.com/images?sourceid=navclient&ie=UTF-8&rls=GGLG,GGLG:2008-24,GGLG:en&q=iPod%20nano&um=1&sa=N&tab=wis

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