GOLDEN VALLEY, Minn. - Apple announced Monday it's recalling some of its iPhone 5 smartphones because of battery issues.

The company says a "very small percentage" of the devices "may suddenly experience shorter battery life or need to be charged more frequently".

The affected iPhone 5 devices were sold between September 2012 and January 2013 and fall within a limited serial number range.

Apple will replace iPhone 5 batteries, free of charge, if the device meets the eligibility requirements.

Click here to see if your iPhone 5 smartphone is affected.