Nvidia recalls Shield tablets due to battery concerns

31 Jul 2015 | Author: | No comments yet »

NVIDIA Initiates Safety Recall of SHIELD Tablets.

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.Nvidia has recently announced that customers who purchase its SHIELD tablet can now download and install Android 5.1.1 Lollipop, which is the last version of Google’s operating system. If you’ve got an NVIDIA SHIELD tablet, grab it and follow these steps to see if your device is affected: If you’ve got a “Y01” model, tap that number to launch the recall application. Being announced today and taking effect immediately, the tablets are being voluntarily recalled by NVIDIA on account of safety concerns with some of the batteries the company has used.

Though NVIDIA’s announcement doesn’t go into significant detail on the matter, NVIDIA’s notice does specify that some tablets have been shipping with batteries have the potential to overheat, making them a potential fire hazard. However, models with a Y01 battery will need to replaced. “Nvidia is also asking consumers to stop using the recalled tablet, except as needed to participate in the recall and back up data,” the company added. “Consumers will receive a replacement tablet after registering to participate in the recall.” This is a pretty serious issue that NVIDIA has found with certain SHIELD tablet models, but at least the company appears to be making the recall process simple with a clear website and built-in recall app.

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. To do this, NVIDIA has pushed out a new SHIELD software update, SHIELD Tablet software 3.1 (their release of Android 5.1.1) which includes additional battery information in the Tablet’s About screen. 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.

Finally, for those owners who have defective tablets, as part of the recall NVIDIA will be shipping out replacement tablets with proper batteries, with an ETA of 2-4 weeks. NVIDIA’s recall notice doesn’t mention how defective tablets will be collected, though the page does mention that defective tablets “will be deactivated remotely and rendered unusable” once owners receive their replacements.

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.

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