Fireplace threat prompts recall of Ring video doorbells

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Amazon has recalled greater than 350,000 of its second era smart doorbells following studies of sure Ring products catching fireplace

The recall notice, which was posted by the U.S. Shopper Product Security Fee, states that the “battery can overheat when the inaccurate screws are used for set up, posing fireplace and burn hazards.”

At a value of $100, lots of of 1000’s of the second era doorbells have been bought on Amazon’s web site between June and October 2020. Twenty-three studies of fires inflicting minor property injury, and eight studies of minor burns, have been filed with the USCPSC.

Ring didn’t instantly reply Inman’s request for remark however posted on its website a message stating that “if the doorbell is put in appropriately, there isn’t a threat to customers or potential hazard current.” The hearth threat, in keeping with the corporate, arises when the screws are pushed in too tight and contact the battery.

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Ring’s video doorbells are a preferred sensible house product used to observe the surface perimeter of a house. Actual property brokers typically promote sensible house expertise as an extra perk.

Amazon acquired Ring in 2018 and, in the identical 12 months, turned mired in a privacy-related controversy after saying that its Neighbors app would permit householders to ship movies of “suspicious exercise” on to police.

Those that at the moment have a Ring doorbell put in at their house can confirm if its the recalled mannequin by checking the serial quantity on the again of the product.

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