Fire Hazard Prompts Nvidia to Recall 88,000 Shield Tablets

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    Nvidia is voluntarily recalling tens of thousands of Shield Tablets that were sold between July 2014 and July 2015. These include models that were sold in GameStop brick-and-mortar locations, along with online sales at Amazon, BestBuy, GameStop, Newegg, TigerDirect, and other web retailers.

    Not to be confused with Nvidia’s Shield handheld console, the Shield Tablet has a faulty lithium-ion battery that can overheat and pose a fire hazard. If you own an affected model, Nvidia will replace the tablet free of charge.

    The recall affects 83,000 Shield Tablets sold in the U.S. plus another 5,000 that were sold in Canada. To check if yours is one of them, Nvidia says you first need to update your Shield to the latest software. You can do this by going to Apps > Settings > About Tablet > System Updates. The latest software will be dated July 1, 2015 or newer (you may need to do this more than once if your tablet is out of date).

    Only certain battery types are affected. Once you’re running the latest software, go to the Home screen and click Settings > About Tablet > Status.  Under the Battery category, you’ll see Y01 or B01. Only models that say Y01 are affected by the recall.

    Though Nvidia asks that you update the software and then check the battery type, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) says you can look at the model and serial numbers etched on the left side of the tablet. Model numbers P1761, P1761W, and P1761WX and serial numbers 0410215901781 through 0425214604018 are included in the recall.

    There have been four reports of batteries overheating in the Shield Tablet. Two of those cases resulted in damage to the floor.


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