Nvidia Is Recalling Their Shield 8-Inch Gaming Tablet: Possible Fire Hazard

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You’ve probably heard of Nvidia right? Of course you have. Chances are that if you’re running a gaming PC, it’s probably powered by an Nvidia graphics card (or an AMD Radeon as competition). Does this matter? Not really, but it was just to set the background for this article. Apart from providing graphics cards for desktops and laptops, the company also released their own line of consoles called “Shield” (Marvel reference? Yes? No?). Not only do these allow for awesome gaming on the go, it was also exceptional in that it supported full-HD (1080p) Netflix streaming. Not to mention it had almost 13 hours of battery life to go along with it.

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Image taken from http://www.arstechnica.com/

This is where the problem starts. Apparently the battery that is included in the Shield can overheat and pose a fire hazard. Now when you’re told that your gaming skills are on fire, it may be so quite literally.

To cope with this scenario, the company announced last Friday that they would be issuing a totally voluntary recall of all SHIELD tablets that were sold between July 2014 and July of 2015.  The company is asking all Shield owners to cease usage of the tablet and visit their customer support page for details with regard to returning the device. Those who do so are eligible for a replacement tablet.

Do you own a Shield? Have you experienced any issues with it? If you are the owner of one of these consoles, you might want to look into this.

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