Recall

  • Belkin issues a voluntary recall of some TuneBase models


    Quick note: If you purchased a Belkin TuneBase iPod dock after April 1, 2009, click here to see if your model has a thing for starting fires. You probably don’t want that feature. Read More

  • 1.5 million Durabrand DVD players recalled because they can burn down your house!!!

    This is what you get. You knew there was a good reason why that Durabrand DVD player only cost $30 at Walmart when the rest averaged $80. It’s because they can catch on fire, burn down your house, and kill your cats according to a recall. So far there have been 12 cases of the players overheating with five of them catching on fire and causing property damage. Think of the cats! The… Read More

  • Oops! LG voluntarily recalling 45K LG 150 mobiles for lack of "certification"

    Do you live or work in Canada? Do you enjoy LG cell phones? Are you a proud owner of the dead-simple LG 150? Then here’s lookin’ at you kid! Your trusty mobile device is the lucky winner of a 45,000 unit (voluntary – i.e. LG is doing you a “favor”) recall! Apparently the LG 150 is “no longer certified as meeting the Radio Standards Specifications 102 (RSS… Read More

  • Replacement Apple iPhone 3G power adapter now shipping

    Reports are filtering in that iPhone 3G owners are receiving their replacement USB power adapters before the Apple-announced shipping date of October 10, 2008. The updated adapter look the same expect sport a green circle on the metal prongs side to differentiate from the recalled versions. Hopefully, this version’s metal prongs will not break off in outlets, causing obvious safety… Read More

  • Apple recalls Ultracompact USB Power Adapter, but calls it an exchange program


    Attention iP3G and Ultracompact USB Power Adapter owners- Today, Apple made it clear that the little USB power adapter that came with our iP3G (first thumbnail after the jump or for those who bought it as a standalone product
    ) is defective, like, the prongs will break off in the electrical socket, which will then shock the living life out of you. Ok, it won’t actually kill you, but… Read More

  • Sony shares take a hit in VAIO recall aftermath

    Sony took a beating in the market on Friday, touching upon a 3-year low. The sell-off comes after an announcement yesterday about the voluntary recall of 438,000 VAIO notebooks worldwide (73,000 in the US). The problem stems from irregularly positioned wires near the computer’s hinge that can cause a short circuit and overheating. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said Sony… Read More

  • Chotto Shot PSP camera said to be overheating

    We’re seeing a rumor flying around about the PSP camera, Chotto Shot being too hot to handle. Apparently, the little 1.3 MP camera has been overheating and poses a fire hazard. Known as the Go!Cam in Europe, the camera has never been directly for sale in here in the States. PSP Fanboy is reporting on a recall. And indeed, Play-Asia does not have the camera available. Amazon still has… Read More

  • Apple and Sony jointly pay out ¥1.3M to burned Japanese gentleman


    Remember when Sony’s batteries were catching on fire and there were many recalls? Well some of those poor souls who got burned by Sony’s flaming batteries (in Apple’s laptops) sued for damages and are actually squeezing a little money out of the two companies. A Japanese couple is being awarded ¥1.3 million for their troubles (and burns). It sounds like a lot, but yens… Read More

  • A note on the rumored Blackjack recall

    Attention, Blackjack owners: If your favorite smartphone (the Blackjack, natch) has been experiencing odd dropped calls for no apparent reason, and you’ve been cursing up a storm to AT&T, your anger may be misguided. According to the nice people at Samsung, a few Blackjacks made from November 2006 to February 2007 might have a manufacturing glitch that hangs up when you don’t… Read More

  • 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)… Read More

  • Sony Issues Digicam Recall


    Give one to your bratty kids Let’s hope you didn’t buy one of Sony’s popular Cybershot cameras lately. The company is issuing a recall on 416,000 Cybershot DSC-T5 cameras sold in the US, Europe, China, and Japan. Apparently the outer casing could warp and form sharp edges, which in turn would cut your hands. Ouch. Hit up Sony to see if your camera is affected. Sony… Read More