Recalls

  • Shopping Companion Slice Now Leverages Email Inbox Data To Alert You To Product Recalls

    Shopping Companion Slice Now Leverages Email Inbox Data To Alert You To Product Recalls

    A few months after raising its $23 million Series B, mobile shopping companion Slice is receiving its first major update. The app, whose overall mission involves leveraging the email inbox as a source for commerce data, already offers the ability to track your order confirmations, shipments, online spending and price drops. Today, it adds another notable feature as well: recall alerts. In… Read More

  • Nokia recalls several mobile phone chargers over shock hazard

    Nokia recalls several mobile phone chargers over shock hazard

    Nokia has recalled several mobile phone chargers, manufactured by third-parties for the company, because of the chance of electrical shock. There's been no reports of any injuries, so consider this a precaution. Read More

  • Bad batteries: Apple forced to recall 1st gen iPod nano in South Korea

    Bad batteries: Apple forced to recall 1st gen iPod nano in South Korea

    Looks like the South Korean government has forced Apple to recall the first generation iPod nano over concerns that the battery can overheat, leading to fires. It's the first time that the iPod nano has been recalled. Read More

  • Is Acer's 11.6-inch netbook being recalled? [UPDATE]

    Is Acer's 11.6-inch netbook being recalled? [UPDATE]

    Although Acer officially announced its 11.6-inch netbook, the Aspire One A0751h, on Monday as "available now," nobody's been able to find one in a US store, online or otherwise. A few of our readers have indicated that the machines are (or were) on display in their local Wal-Mart stores although nobody has been able to actually buy one. Read More

  • HP recalls notebook batteries from 2007-2008

    HP recalls notebook batteries from 2007-2008

    Uh oh! The hottest computer trend in recent memory, the "overheating and exploding battery," has found a new victim: HP. A bunch of batteries were shipped from August 2007 to March 2008, two of which "overheated and ruptured, resulting in flames/fire that caused minor property damage." Sounds serious! Are you affected? Handy chart inside. Read More

  • Safety Commission recalls 35,000 Sony batteries

    Safety Commission recalls 35,000 Sony batteries

    Just a heads up that there are a handful of potentially dangerous laptop batteries floating around out there. These ones are made by Sony but are found in certain models of HP, Toshiba, and Dell notebooks. The HP notebooks are the most at risk with about 32,000 affected batteries. According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, “There have been 19 reports of the batteries… Read More

  • Sony recalls TZ-series laptops due to fire hazard

    Sony recalls TZ-series laptops due to fire hazard

    Bad news out of Sony today, as the company has issued a recall of many of its TZ-series notebook computers (see the full release here). “Irregularly positioned wires near the computer’s hinge and/or a dislodged screw inside the hinge can cause a short circuit and overheating.This poses a burn hazard to consumers… …Sony has received 15 reports of overheating, including one… Read More

  • Toshiba Portable DVD Player AC Adapters Recalled

    Toshiba Portable DVD Player AC Adapters Recalled

    Toshiba has recalled about 142,000 AC adapters sold with its SD-P1600 portable DVD player due to a potential defect wherein the adapter causes the DVD player to overheat, resulting in a burn hazard. The DVD players were sold in retail stores between January 2005 and April 2006 for between $200 and $230. If you have one of these players, you should stop using it and call Toshiba at (877) 290-6064… Read More

  • Disaster On the Homefront: Macbook Pro Battery Explosion

    Disaster On the Homefront: Macbook Pro Battery Explosion

    So sitting in the offices today at Next New Networks, we were alerted to a tragedy of epic proportion. As he was charging his battery earlier company founder and creative director, Fred Seibert experienced the unthinkable! The battery for his 17-inch Macbook Pro suffered a rupture due, I think, to previously addressed battery defects. No but seriously, if you haven’t sent in your recalled… Read More

  • Sony Apologizes for Battery Disaster

    Sony Apologizes for Battery Disaster

    I wonder why news always seems to come in droves from a particular source. Sony apologized today for inconveniences caused by its massive battery recall. Yutaka Nakagawa of Sony stated about the recalls at a press conference, “We would like to take this opportunity to apologize for the worries.” The Associated Press writes: The executives were seated while they bowed and did not bow… Read More

 
  • Segway Glitch Causes Recalls

    Segway Glitch Causes Recalls

    Segway has announced that it is recalling about 23,500 of its Personal Transporters due to a software glitch that has caused injuries. The software related error causes the wheels to start spinning in the opposite direction, which I can imagine would be a shocker to one using the device. This recall involves all Segway PT i167, i170 and i180 (“i Series”) models, the p133 (“p… Read More