When talking of potential hearth hazards and digital units, we normally take into consideration defective batteries or uncovered cables. Who would have thought plug adapter might be simply as harmful. However that’s precisely the concern that has brought on NVIDIA to announce a voluntary recall program in Europe to interchange the two-prong plug head that ships with the NVIDIA SHIELD. Apparently, the construct high quality wasn’t so nice that it might doubtlessly break off and provides customers the shock of their lives.
The ability adapter for the SHIELD itself is protected, or at the least that’s the peace of mind. Not like some chargers, the SHIELD ships with some detachable heads for various areas with totally different plug sorts. It’s, in spite of everything, simpler to only have one charger with totally different heads than totally different chargers per plug kind.
For one cause or one other, nonetheless, the European head appears to be defective. It might break off, leaving sure components uncovered that, in flip, might result in electrocution. That’s, sadly, one of many potential disadvantages of getting any such detachable head. Apparently sufficient, this flaw is simply discovered within the European head, whereas these for different plugs stay protected, says NVIDIA. It’s maybe as a result of design of the top, which sure appears extra susceptible to breaking than others.
For the reason that downside is proscribed to just a few markets in Europe, customers should verify for themselves whether or not the plug they’ve is a part of the recall program. Sadly, there is no such thing as a serial quantity or code to verify and customers should do visible inspection on their very own. There are telltale indicators although, which NVIDIA naturally supplied. You first should take away the plug head and switch it over. If there is no such thing as a “B” in one of many corners and if the row of squares indicated doesn’t have “punch marks” within the final 2 triangles of row 16, then you definitely’re eligible for a recall.
The recall is each restricted and voluntary. Solely plugs shipped in European markets are eligible for the recall, although it doesn’t say whether or not those that purchased their SHIELD from Europe however are utilizing them outdoors the area are included. Customers should additionally exchange the plug themselves as NVIDIA will solely ship a free alternative head.