Japan Stops Train for Overheating iPod

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A commuter train in Japan was stopped for an emergency check after passengers complained of burning smell that turned out to be an iPod that overheated and burst open, according to Reuters.

“When a member of staff went to investigate inside the train, a passenger came over showing him that the iPod she was listening to had burst apart,” a train spokesperson told the media.

The incident happened on the Setegaya Ward in Tokyo during rush hour travel. While many people were delayed on their way to work, no one was injured.

Just last week Apple updated it’s Web site in Japan to comply with a government order to tell customers how they could get defective first generation iPod nanos replaced for overheating issues. According to Apple, a small number of the iPods were build with a batch of defective batteries.

It’s unclear, however, if the iPod that overheated and burst open on the commuter train was a first generation nano.

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Maybe she was trying to cook on it, Teppanyaki style.

Lee Dronick

Fun headline. The train caused an iPod to overheat. smile


I traveled Tokyo late last year, I saw that almost 60 percent more passengers on the subway were equipped with the iPod. It’s amazing.
The Japanese government had forced Apple to recall their iPod, just like the US government let Toyota to recall the autos.

Backup your iPod first

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