Nvidia Recalling Shield Tablet For Possible Fire Hazard

Nvidia Recalling Shield Tablet For Possible Fire Hazard
To sign up for our daily newsletter covering the latest news, features and reviews, head HERE. For a running feed of all our stories, follow us on Twitter HERE. Or you can bookmark the Kotaku Australia homepage to visit whenever you need a news fix.

Last year, Nvidia started selling a gaming-focused hybrid tablet. Today, they’re instituting a voluntary recall because the battery can overheat to dangerous, fire-sparking levels.

A press release sent out today says that Nvidia is offering replacement devices for the the 8-inch Shield tablets and that recall doesn’t affect other Nvidia products. More from the release:

NVIDIA is asking customers to visit www.nvidia.com/support/tabletrecall for information on how to obtain 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.
NVIDIA is coordinating with appropriate governmental agencies to ensure that the recall follows established industry practices.


    • actually the tablet is pretty great. Comparable performance of Nexus 9 even when it is a much older tablet.

  • Pretty good response from nVidia imo. It never looks good to have to recall anything, but it took about 5 minutes to do the RMA, and they’re sending the new one out before I have to send back the old, so there’s no downtime.

Show more comments

Comments are closed.

Log in to comment on this story!