CableMod Angled Adapters Get a Forced Recall through CPSC - Pose Safety Hazard

Just before the holiday rush, CableMod shared some important news that directly impacts many of us in the gaming and tech community. They're pulling back two of their 16-pin 12VHPWR angled adapters, specifically versions 1.0 and 1.1, due to safety concerns. It turns out these little gadgets can get really hot, and there have been some scary instances where they've actually melted. The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) have officially flagged this as a recall, putting out a warning about these "GPU Angled Adapters." They believe around 25,300 of these adapters might be out there posing a risk.

The CPSC is pretty clear about what we should do next: stop using these adapters right away and get in touch with CableMod. They'll guide us on how to safely detach these from our GPUs. When it comes to making things right, CableMod is offering a couple of options. You can either get your money back, including what you paid for shipping, or choose to take a $60 credit to spend on their non-custom products. They do ask that we destroy the faulty adapter and snap a picture as proof before we throw it away, following our local disposal rules, of course.

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CableMod's been in the loop about this issue, with 272 reports of these adapters overheating and melting. These incidents have led to claims of property damage in the U.S. totaling around $74,500. But there's an extra layer of worry for those of us with high-end Ada Lovelace GPUs. There's chatter about these adapters causing damage to some GeForce RTX 4090 GPUs, which just adds to the stress. 


Sources: CPSCHot Hardware NewsVideoCardz

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