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HP recalls notebook batteries because of overheating [UPDATE]

HP recalls notebook batteries because of overheating [UPDATE]

It’s a bad start to the year for the PC industry. It kicked off with the damning revelation of critical vulnerabilities that affect almost all CPUs, from Intel to ARM, made in the last decade. Now HP is singularly having problems of its own that are totally unrelated to the Meltdown and Spectre exploits. The computer maker has just announced a recall of its lithium-ion batteries powering quite a number of its notebooks and mobile workstations because of their potential to become fire hazards.

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Netgear Arlo recall: power adapters are a fire risk

Netgear Arlo recall: power adapters are a fire risk

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has announced a new recall involving the power adapters included with the Netgear Arlo outdoor security cameras. The recall, which is dated December 5, 2017, is due to the fire hazard these adapters pose, the CPSC explained in a release. The outdoor cameras are designed to be weatherproof in order to withstand the elements, but the power adapter fails to meet the same standards, the agency states.

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Galaxy Note 4 battery recall isn’t what you think

Galaxy Note 4 battery recall isn’t what you think

Talk about deja vu: batteries for the Galaxy Note 4, of all phones, are being recalled. While it may seem like we're heading for a repeat of last fall at first blush, it seems that this recall is vastly different from the Note 7 fiasco that happened last year. For starters, Samsung isn't even the one responsible for these battery problems.

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Amazon recalls “unverified” solar eclipse filters

Amazon recalls “unverified” solar eclipse filters

Next week will be quite a show. Even before Samsung unveils its Galaxy Note 8, Google will supposedly finally launch and name Android 8.0 “O”. The latter, if true, will coincide with a historic event that, pardon the pun, eclipses the other technology-specific occasions. But before the solar eclipse party could even get started, Amazon sent out notices recalling eclipse glasses it formerly sold on its store, citing concerns about the certification, and therefore safety, of this spectacles.

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NVIDIA SHIELD European plug recalled over safety concerns

NVIDIA SHIELD European plug recalled over safety concerns

When speaking of potential fire hazards and electronic devices, we usually think about faulty batteries or exposed cables. Who would have thought that a plug adapter could be just as dangerous. But that’s exactly the worry that has caused NVIDIA to announce a voluntary recall program in Europe to replace the two-prong plug head that ships with the NVIDIA SHIELD. Apparently, the build quality wasn’t so great that it could potentially break off and give users the shock of their lives.

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Public Warning: Glittery iPhone Cases Recalled for Chemical Burns

Public Warning: Glittery iPhone Cases Recalled for Chemical Burns

A number of iPhone cases have been recalled because of their dangerous contents - glittery liquid that causes blisters and burns and skin damage. These cases were distributed through a variety of storefronts, including but not limited to Nordstrom Rack, Amazon, Henri Bendel, Tory Burch, and Victoria's Secret. And don't think you're good just because you bought yours a while ago, this recall covers sales all the way back to the year 2015!

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Honeywell SWIFT fire alarm wireless gateway recalled over activation issue

Honeywell SWIFT fire alarm wireless gateway recalled over activation issue

The Honeywell SWIFT Wireless Gateway for the company's fire alarm system has been recalled due to a problem that may keep it from activating when needed. The cause of the problem is described as 'significant environmental contaminants' by the US's Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), which officially posted the recall notice last Friday. It is important to get the product repaired, otherwise a fire may not trigger an alarm.

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Fiat Chrysler recalls 1M Ram pickups over airbag software error

Fiat Chrysler recalls 1M Ram pickups over airbag software error

If you drive a recent model from the Ram pickup line, you'll want to pay special attention to Fiat Chrysler's latest safety recall notice. The car maker has announced a voluntary recall program for just over 1 million vehicles that may be affected by a software error that could prevent airbags from deploying when needed. The company's recall notice posted on its website acknowledges that up to one fatality, two injuries, and two accidents may be related to this issue.

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Tesla recalls 53,000 of its 2016 models over parking brake issues

Tesla recalls 53,000 of its 2016 models over parking brake issues

Electric car maker Tesla has announced it's issuing a voluntary recall for its 2016 year models, affecting 53,000 Model S and Model X vehicles. The cause for concern has to do with potential parking brake problems, however there have been no accidents or injuries reported in relation to the issue. The company says it believes the problem to be present in only 2% of the recalled vehicles, but is erring on the side of caution.

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Ford F-250 trucks recalled over roll away concerns

Ford F-250 trucks recalled over roll away concerns

We're only a few months into 2017 and there's already a significant number of cars on the road affected by an open recall. Unfortunately there's no signs of slowdown for this issue, as Ford this weekend announced its third recall in less than a week — this time for the latest F-250 pickup model. Even more alarming is the issue the trucks are being recalled for: there's the possibility they could roll away while parked.

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Energizer Xbox One 2X Charger recalled, burn hazard cited

Energizer Xbox One 2X Charger recalled, burn hazard cited

Product recalls aren’t exactly new, but those especially related to fire hazards caused by batteries have recently become more publicized. This time, however, the culprit isn’t a smartphone but almost an unlikely one. The US Consumer Product Safety Commission or CPSC has announced a recall of PDP’s Energizer Xbox One 2X controller chargers, citing reports of overheating that could potentially lead to fires.

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Mercedes-Benz recall covers a million cars following fires

Mercedes-Benz recall covers a million cars following fires

A possibly faulty fuse has led to the upcoming recall of a million Mercedes-Benz vehicles, Daimler has announced. The issue has resulted in 51 known fires, 30 of which happened in the United States. Fortunately, no one was injured or killed in these fires. The recall will start this upcoming July when the automaker anticipates having replacement parts available.

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