The potential fireplace hazard impacts round 350,000 2nd era Ring doorbells bought in the USA and roughly 8,700 extra bought in Canada, based on a discover posted by the US Client Product Security Fee (CPSC) on Tuesday. The $100 doorbells have been bought on Ring’s web site and on Amazon (AMZN) between June 2020 and October 2020, based on the CPSC.

“The video doorbell’s battery can overheat when the inaccurate screws are used for set up, posing fireplace and burn hazards,” the discover mentioned.

Based on the discover, Ring has up to now acquired 23 reviews of doorbells catching fireplace and inflicting property harm, in addition to eight reviews of minor burns.

“The protection of our prospects is our prime precedence,” Ring spokesperson Emma Daniels mentioned in an announcement, including that the corporate is working with the CPSC and has contacted prospects affected by the recall with up to date gadget set up directions. “Clients don’t must return their units,”she added.

Ring customers can examine whether or not their doorbells are impacted by the recall at this hyperlink on the corporate’s help web site, by getting into the mannequin and serial quantity printed on the again of the gadget.
Ring, purchased by Amazon in 2018, has been caught up in controversy prior to now. Final 12 months, it introduced partnerships with greater than 400 police departments throughout the USA to provide legislation enforcement simpler entry to movies recorded on its doorbells. The partnerships allowed police to submit requests for video recordings for sure places to assist with energetic investigations.

However privateness advocates slammed the transfer, saying on the time that it threatened to create a 24/7 surveillance program.

Extra just lately, in September, Ring unveiled the At all times Residence Cam — a $250 drone with an connected digital camera that may routinely fly round your home and stream video to your smartphone.