Apple has been found guilty of a technical flaw in its first generation iPod Nano resulting in a disastrous incident where the Apple product burst into flames burning the hands of a Japanese lady. A fine of ¥600,000 (about £4685) has been imposed on Apple by a Japanese judge in the Tokyo district court. This compensation includes medical treatment, legal costs as well as compensation for the pain suffered.
At the end of last year the company had admitted its faults as far as the first generation iPod nano is concerned and had also announced a replacement program for the customers who bought this device between September 2005 and December 2006. The iPod nano posed as a threat for millions world wide as it could overheat and pose a safety risk. Millions of people entered this program and got a free iPod Nano as a replacement for their old.
However, reports suggest that the Japanese lady had bought this gadget in 2005 and could not get a replacement since the incident occurred before Apple admitted this grave issue. It was an unfortunate accident when the iPod exploded in her hands causing headlines all around the world. On the other hand, this is an eye-opener for all those who haven’t replaced their first generation iPods and it is advisable to change it as soon as possible.