88000 Nvidia Shield tablets recalled due to heat risk

31 Jul 2015 | Author: | No comments yet »

88,000 Nvidia Shield tablets recalled due to heat risk.

The company has learned that the battery in the device has the potential to overheat and catch fire, and thus Nvidia will be replacing the products with versions that don’t burst into flames.NVIDIA (NASDAQ: NVDA) today announced a voluntary recall of its SHIELD™ 8-inch tablets that were sold between July 2014 and July 2015, which the company will replace.

Not surprisingly, Nvidia’s Shield tablet was targeted at gamers, with an Nvidia Tegra K1 Kepler GPU, 2.2GHz ARM Cortex A15 CPU, 2GB RAM, and 4K video output. The company said that its 8-inch SHIELD Tablet has issues overheating as a result of battery issues, and that consumers might face a fire hazard with the device. Nvidia warns that users should stop using the Shield tablets immediately except to participate in the recall program or back-up personal data on the device.

The company’s technologies are transforming a world of displays into a world of interactive discovery — for everyone from gamers to scientists, and consumers to enterprise customers. Certain statements in this press release including, but not limited to, statements as to: NVIDIA’s replacement of SHIELD tablets, NVIDIA’s coordination with government agencies and the recall following established industry practices are forward-looking statements that are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause results to be materially different than expectations.

These forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance and speak only as of the date hereof, and, except as required by law, NVIDIA disclaims any obligation to update these forward-looking statements to reflect future events or circumstances. © 2015 NVIDIA Corporation. This likely won’t dampen the company’s hardware goals, however, and it will no doubt quickly get back to making hardware that is hot—just not hot hot.

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