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Apple power adapters recalled because they risk shocking people • CNBC
Todd Haselton:
<p>Apple on Thursday announced a recall of some AC wall adapters that were sold in Hong Kong, Singapore and the United Kingdom because they may “break and create a risk of electrical shock,” the company said. Customers who own them are asked to stop using them immediately, following six “incidents” Apple knows about.

Apple included the wall plugs with some of its iOS and Mac products in the aforementioned locations and sold them between 2003 and 2010. The plug was also included in Apple’s World Travel Adapter Kit, which was sold worldwide. Customers can identify if their device is among those recalled by looking at the inside of the white adapter. Just unplug it first.

Apple said that affected devices have “no letters on the inside slot where it attaches to the main power adapter.”</p>


Looks like a shonky batch got through the QA process.
apple  recall 
april 2019 by charlesarthur
Samsung recalling almost 2.8m washers due to impact injuries • NBC News
Lucy Bayly:
<p>Samsung has one more fire to put out: The South Korean company announced on Friday that it was recalling 2.8m top-load washing machines, following reports of "impact injuries" that included a broken jaw.

The problem stems from unbalanced drums, which can separate from the washer and generate enough internal force to cause other parts of the washer to detach — and, in some cases, be launched out of the machine.

Samsung is also the subject of an August lawsuit from owners who said their machines "explode during normal use."</p>


Only seems to be the US - but the machines have been sold in other countries too.
samsung  recall  washing 
november 2016 by charlesarthur
Intel's smartwatches are so hot right now – LITERALLY: Basis Peaks recalled for skin burns • The Register
Shaun Nichols:
<p>Intel has recall every single one of its Basis Peak smartwatches – and urged people to stop using them – because they can become dangerously hot.

Chipzilla has issued a notice to anyone who bought the Basis Peak, asking them to send back the watch along with any and all accessories for a full refund.

"We had hoped to update the software on your watch to address the problem. Unfortunately, despite our best efforts, we aren't able to develop such a solution without completely compromising the user experience," Intel said.

"As a result, we are asking that you return your Basis Peak watch and authorized accessories for a full refund at your earliest convenience."

Not that anyone should have been actually using the Basis Peak, anyway. Intel issued an advisory on June 13 that customers stop wearing the watch, amidst multiple reports that it was prone to becoming so hot as to cause "burns and blisters" on the skin of those brave enough to wear it.</p>


Brings to mind Fitbit's recall of its Force wristband in late 2014 <a href="http://gizmodo.com/report-fitbit-is-recalling-all-force-wristbands-1528060007">due to irritation and burns</a>. Those things can <a href="http://ecpowergroup.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/Skin-burns-and-safety-events-for-wearable-electronics-batteries.pdf">get really hot</a>.
wearable  intel  recall 
august 2016 by charlesarthur
Amazon is recalling power adapters bundled with the UK version of the Fire 7 and Fire 7 Kids edition due to risk of electric shock » Android Police
Jeff Beck (not <em>that</em> Jeff Beck):
<p> If you live in the UK or Ireland and own one of Amazon's affordable 7in tablets, then you need to request a new charger. Amazon has noted that a small quantity of the chargers bundled with these devices have had their housing detach when being removed from the wall, creating a risk of electric shock (no, they are not a fire hazard).

The recall applies to all Fire 7 and Fire 7 Kid's Edition tablets sold in the UK and Ireland since September 2015. The faulty chargers have the model number FABK7B, which is found on the charger's face as indicated in the image below.

<img src="http://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/nexus2cee_adaptor.jpg" width="100%" />

Amazon is offering a free exchange to affected customers through a voluntary recall. If you own one of these devices you can visit <a href="http://www.amazon.co.uk/b?tag=andrpoli-21&ie=UTF8&node=9730244031">this page</a> to find instructions on the exchange process.</p>
amazon  tablet  recall 
march 2016 by charlesarthur

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