Ethernet Shield

Hello, I just got an ethernet shield and when I pluged it in the arduino the ethernet shield started to get hot, I dont know if this is normal but if it is please tell me if not then what should I do? the ethernet shield is from seeed studio

The w5100 IC does get pretty hot, but seems to handle the heat ok, at least mine does.

SurferTim: The w5100 IC does get pretty hot, but seems to handle the heat ok, at least mine does.

Ah so my house will not burn down? :D