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Nvidia Shield Tablets Recalled

Nvidia has announced a voluntary recall today for their Nvidia Shield Tablet. The affected units are the 8-inch Nvidia Shield Tablets sold between July 2014-July 2015. Nvidia “determined that the battery in these tablets can overheat, posing a fire hazard.”

To find out if your Nvidia Shield Tablet just follow these instructions…

  • From the Home screen in Android, select the Apps icon
  • Select the Settings icon
  • Scroll down, select About tablet
  • Select Status
  • Under the “Battery” category, you’ll see Y01 or B01
  • If B01, your unit is NOT affected by this recall
  • If Y01, your unit needs to be replaced. Please select Y01 to launch the recall application on the device

If your unit is affected, Nvidia will replace it free of charge.

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