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From Products Liability Law Daily, July 31, 2015

NVIDIA recalls 88,000 tablets because battery can overheat, posing fire hazard

By John Dumoulin

NVIDIA Corp., of Santa Clara, California, has recalled approximately 88,000 NVIDIA SHIELD tablet computers because the lithium-ion battery in the tablets can overheat, posing a fire hazard. This recall involves about 83,000 tablets in the United States and another 5,000 that were sold in Canada (CPSC Recall Notice, No. 15-204, July 31, 2015).

Incidents and injuries. NVIDIA has received four reports of batteries overheating due to thermal runaway, including two reports of damage to flooring.

Product description. This recall involves NVIDIA SHIELD tablet computers with 8-inch touch screens. Model numbers P1761, P1761W, and P1761WX and serial numbers 0410215901781 through 0425214604018 are included in this recall. NVIDIA and the model and serial numbers are etched on the left side edge of the tablets. The SHIELD logo is on the back of the tablets.

These tablets, which were manufactured in China, were sold at GameStop stores nationwide and online at Amazon.com, BestBuy.com, GameStop.com, NewEgg.com, TigerDirect.com, and other websites from July 2014 through July 2015 for between $300 and $400.

Remedy. Consumers should stop using the tablets immediately and contact NVIDIA for instructions on receiving a free replacement tablet.

Customer contact. For more information, customers may contact NVIDIA toll free at (888) 943-4196 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday or online at www.nvidia.com and click on “NVIDIA Tablet Recall Program” at the bottom center of the page in green letters.

Companies: NVIDIA Corp.

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