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Is the Apple iPod nano a possible fire hazard?

Posted in News by Conner Flynn on July 29th, 2010

Not that we knew of. However, Japan’s industry ministry has just ordered Apple to report on selected steps it will take concerning cases of iPod nanos overheating, which gives it a risk of catching fire. So far, overheating cases concerning the 2005 iPod nano while charging have caused at least 27 incidents. Out of those half a dozen fires were recorded which required firefighters to be called.

Aside from that, four different people suffered burns when they touched the device which overheated during charging. Apparently the ministry issued Apple Japan to take measures several times, but nothing has been done yet.

Wii peripherals recalled over fire hazard

Posted in Wii Accessories by Conner Flynn on August 12th, 2009

Wii peripherals recalled over fire hazardDamn. Owning a Wii is a dangerous proposition. Bad enough that you run the risk of throwing your Wiimote through your LCD, but now the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission just announced a voluntary recall of the 4-Dock Battery Recharge Station.

This Recharge Station is available from Target, Toys R Us, and Amazon.com under the Psyclone brand, or from Best Buy under the React brand. The dock has been a silent danger in homes since it went on sale in January, 2008.