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This article was published on July 31, 2015

    NVIDIA Shield tablets recalled as battery can catch fire

    NVIDIA Shield tablets recalled as battery can catch fire
    Lauren Hockenson
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    Lauren is a reporter for The Next Web, based in San Francisco. She covers the key players that make the tech ecosystem what it is right now. Lauren is a reporter for The Next Web, based in San Francisco. She covers the key players that make the tech ecosystem what it is right now. She also has a folder full of dog GIFs and uses them liberally on Twitter at @lhockenson.

    If you purchased an NVIDIA Shield tablet sometime within the last year to get your gaming fix, you’re in a bit of a pickle. A recall released by the company today says that the battery found within certain models “can overheat and pose a fire hazard.”

    So, stop using that thing immediately, or your ‘Call of Duty’ session could see you coming under a whole different kind of fire.

    To check to see if your gaming tablet is actually a potential flaming ball of death, this website will give you the proper instructions to confirm and ship the product back for recall.

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