We had an eerie feeling
it'd come to this, and come it has. Nearly two full years to the day
after the government of Japan began a thorough investigation into the spontaneous combusting
of iPod nano devices, that same entity is now mandating that Apple
publish an "easy to understand" statement on the web that explains how customers can "receive replacement batteries and obtain advice." So far, these volatile Li-ion cells have been blamed for four cases of minor burns
in the Land of the Rising Sun, and while Apple has been replacing first-generation iPod nano batteries since 2008 for those that complained, it seems that Japan wants the company to make the option readily apparent to consumers. Be sure to keep an eye on Apple's Japanese site for more, but as of now, we're not seeing any such PSA posted.