Important message for all SHIELD tablet owners: There is a risk of the battery overheating and catching fire. Nvidia is therefore recalling all 8 “SHIELD tablets.

If you have a suitable tablet, you should return it. You will then get a replacement from NVIDIA. Here is the complete message:

MUNICH, July 31, 2015 – NVIDIA today announced a voluntary recall of the 8 ″ SHIELD ™ tablets sold between July 2014 and July 2015. The company will provide a replacement. NVIDIA has determined that the battery in these tablets can overheat, creating a fire hazard. No other NVIDIA products are affected by this recall.

NVIDIA encourages customers to visit www.nvidia.com/support/tabletrecall to find out how to get a replacement device. NVIDIA is also asking consumers to stop using the recalled tablet, except for any actions required for the recall or data backups. Users will receive a replacement tablet after signing up for the recall.

NVIDIA is working with appropriate government agencies to ensure that the recall is being carried out in accordance with industry best practices.

The risk of overheating seems to be quite specific, so Android users recommend following Nvidia’s call!

Source: press release by email

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