Apple Inc is recalling some of its iPad2 tablets that are designed to run on Verizon's network as they have developed connectivity issues.
Apple confirmed on Friday that an "extremely small number" of iPad 2 units for Verizon have been recalled because they were accidentally shipped with identical electronic serial numbers.
''Duplicate MEID (mobile equipment identifier) numbers were flashed onto an extremely small number of iPad 2 units for the Verizon 3G network,'' an Apple representative said.
MEID is a unique number that is used to identify a mobile device when it connects to the network. Two devices cannot have the same MEID code.
Apple said most of the devices had yet to reach the market, though a few had already been sold to customers. Apple declined to specify the number of iPads recalled.
Apple is replacing the affected units that were already sold with new ones.