Still think your first-generation iPod Nano is pretty hot? There's a chance it might be – in an overheating way.

Apple issued a statement yesterday indicating that first-generation iPod Nanos could potentially overheat, and encouraging owners to return the players to Apple for a replacement.

"While the possibility of an incident is rare, the likelihood increases as the battery ages."

The issue only affects the original iPod Nano which was sold between September 2005 and December 2006. The iPod in question will have a white or black plastic front and silver back (like that picture on the right side of this post).

Think you might have one of the iPods in question? You can check the serial number of your iPod on Apple's website to see if it is one of those covered under the replacement program. If your iPod needs replacing, you'll receive your new player in the mail approximately 6 weeks after filing your claim.

Anyone still rocking a 1st-generation Nano? Even if you've already replaced it with something new, it might be time to dig around an the old closet and see if you can score a free upgrade for your forgotten player.

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