NVIDIA’s SHIELD tablet, having picked up the Android 5.1 Lollipop update a couple of months ago, might seem to be humming along nicely, but it looks as though some tough times are up ahead. In other words, NVIDIA has announced a voluntary recall of its SHIELD 8-inch tablets, although not the entire batch was affected, since only SHIELD tablets that were sold between July 2014 and July 2015, that will obtain a replacement. The reason for this massive recall of a year’s worth of sold tablets? NVIDIA has figured out that the battery in such tablets do run the risk of being a fire hazard due to possible overheating issues.
Fret not, as this recall is exclusive only to their 8-inch SHIELD tablets, and not other NVIDIA products such as video cards. NVIDIA has requested customers to pay a visit here for additional information when it comes to getting a replacement device. Apart from that, NVIDIA will also be putting in a request for consumers to stop using the recalled tablet, unless it is an absolute necessity. All those who participate in the recall should back up their data beforehand, and they will also be on the receiving end of a replacement tablet after registration. [Press Release]