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Apple iPhone 5 Recall Issued for Devices Suffering Battery Issues

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By    |   Tuesday, 26 Aug 2014 10:52 AM

Apple is recalling a small number of its iPhone 5 handsets after it was discovered that the devices have defective batteries.

"[A] very small percentage of iPhone 5 devices may suddenly experience shorter battery life or need to be charged more frequently," the company stated on its official website this week.

The affected phones were sold from September 2012 through January 2013, and can be identified by a single serial number range. Anyone who bought an iPhone 5 in the affected date range and who has experienced battery-life issues is encouraged to plug in their phone's serial number at the Apple website to see if theirs is part of the recall.

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If it is determined that a customer's phone does qualify, Apple will replace the battery, or reimburse those who've previously paid to address the battery issues. All claims must be submitted by March 1, 2015.

According to CNN Money, Apple announced a similar iPhone 5S battery recall last year. In June, it found iPhone chargers in 37 countries were overheating, and issued a recall for those as well.

CNet.com noted that "Unlike other models of its smartphone, Apple sold the iPhone 5 for only one year. It replaced the device with the premium iPhone 5S and the colorful, plastic-encased iPhone 5C in late 2013."

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