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.
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.