NVIDIA Recalling Select SHIELD Gaming Tablets Due to Fire Hazard Concerns

on July 31, 2015 11:21 AM

As gaming has grown outside the scope of consoles and PC gaming with alternative gaming devices such as microconsoles, tablets, and more, long-time manufacturer NVIDIA has been gradually getting the ball rolling with its NVIDIA Shield line of portable devices and tablets, though several of their tablet line models are being replaced for possible safety concerns.

NVIDIA issued a press release that the company is recalling select models of its NVIDIA Shield 8-inch gaming tablet, with units sold specifically between July 2014 – July 2015 being voluntarily recalled due to concerns with the unit’s battery being a possible fire hazard.

The company explained that batteries within specific units of its NVIDIA Shield tablet could present a fire hazard when overheated, with the company urging owners to head over to the company’s website and register for a recall, where replacement units will be provided to customers.

NVIDIA insured that the product affected is the Shield 8-inch tablet, with the company also recommending users cease using the devices entirely until replaced, other than to back up data and participate in the recall, per the website’s instructions.

NVIDIA’s recall of its Shield gaming tablets is currently underway now – you can head over here to the recall’s page for more information on how to participate in the recall and receive a replacement device.

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Ryan is the Features Editor at DualShockers, with over five years' experience in the world of video games culture and writing. He holds a BA in English & Cinema from Binghamton University, and lives in New York City.