Faulty battery might be a fire hazard.
Heads up, if you have purchased Nvidia’s shiny new SHIELD tablet within the last 12 months, you might want to note that the company is recalling all SHIELD tablets that were sold in the last year as they have found a problem with the battery that might cause it to overheat and catch fire.
Nvidia released the following statement about the recall:
“NVIDIA is recalling its SHIELD tablets sold between July 2014 and July 2015. NVIDIA has determined that the battery in these tablets can overheat and pose a fire hazard.
NVIDIA is asking customers to visit http://www.nvidia.com/support/tabletrecall for information on how to obtain a replacement device.
NVIDIA is also asking consumers to stop using the recalled tablet, except as needed to participate in the recall and back up data. Consumers will receive a replacement tablet after registering to participate in the recall.
The recall does not affect any other NVIDIA products.”
It is estimated that about 88,000 devices are affected by the recall. Additionally, to find out if your device is affected, you can go to Settings -> About tablet -> Battery. If the code shows a Y01, then there is a good chance your device might be affected.