Slashdot is powered by your submissions, so send in your scoop

 



Forgot your password?
typodupeerror
Media (Apple)

Japan Demands Probe of iPod Nano Flameouts 339

Posted by kdawson
from the hot-pockets dept.
iminplaya sends in an item from TechNewsWorld that begins, "Several incidents of iPod Nanos bursting into flames have created consumer jitters in gadget-happy Japan. Apple is downplaying the problem, pointing out that no major injuries or damage have been reported. The problem is due to defective batteries, the company said, and only a tiny percentage of the devices have caught on fire." Japan has seen 14 such incidents so far, two in recent days. iminplaya adds, "I like that. Only a 'tiny percentage'... Is anybody beginning to understand why I would prefer that these devices not be allowed on airplanes?"

Anyone can make an omelet with eggs. The trick is to make one with none.

Working...