Nvidia recalls Shield Tablet - Fire Hazard

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NVIDIA are recalling the SHIELD Tablet. 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.

Shield 8-inch tablets that were sold between July 2014 and July 2015 the company will replace.  The battery can overheat, posing a fire hazard. NVIDIA is asking customers to visit this page for information on how to obtain a replacement device. 

NVIDIA has announced a recall of its SHIELD tablets, sold between July 2014 and July 2015. NVIDIA has determined the battery in these tablets can overheat and pose a fire hazard. As part of this recall, NVIDIA will be replacing the tablet.

NVIDIA is asking customers to submit a claim for 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.

NVIDIA is coordinating with appropriate governmental agencies to ensure that the recall follows established industry practices.

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