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NVIDIA Issues a Voluntary Recall of the SHIELD Tablet Over Battery Fire Risk

Category: Laptops / Tablets
Posted: 08:48AM

Not exactly the news you want to hear, but NVIDIA has issued a voluntary recall on its SHIELD Tablet due to a possible fire hazard. Tablets sold between July 2014 and July 2015 could have their battery overheat and go up in flames, according to new tests NVIDIA has done. Anyone with the SHIELD Tablet purchased between that time is urged to back up their data and then fill out their information on an online form to get a replacement. Tablet owners can head to their Setting menus, click on "About Tablet," and see if the battery is listed as B01 or Y01. If the battery is the former, then you don't need to send it back in to NVIDIA. If it's the latter, you probably should get it sent back as soon as possible.

No other NVIDIA SHIELD products are affected by the recall.

Source: NVIDIA Forums

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