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Intel issues Basis Peak smartwatch recall

Basis Peak

Intel temporarily halted sales of the Basis Peak smartwatch back in June over overheating concerns. The company went as far as advising users to stop wearing the Peak until the issue was resolved with a software update. A solution has remained elusive and Intel yesterday announced that it was issuing a recall for the smartwatch. Unfortunately, despite our best efforts, we aren’t able to […]

Nokia halts Lumia 2520 sales in some European countries over faulty charger

Nokia Lumia 2520 with Power Keyboard

Nokia today announced that it was suspending sales of its Lumia 2520 tablet due to a defective charger. The temporary stop to sales affects Austria, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Russia, Switzerland and the UK. It also extends to the Lumia 2520 travel charger accessory sold in those countries as well as the U.S. Nokia also advised that anyone who purchased the […]

New power adapter now bundled with HP Chromebook 11

Updated charger for HP Chromebook 11

Following reports of overheating and even burn damage, Google and HP issued a recall in the U.S. for the HP Chromebook 11 to replace the power adapter. It now looks like the two companies have identified a solution and are packing a new charger with the HP Chromebook 11. Google sent 9to5Google such an updated HP Chromebook 11, giving them an […]

Apple replacing recalled 1st generation iPod nanos with 6th generation ones

Apple last month issued a recall for its first generation iPad nano over battery concerns. While many wondered whether Apple would be replacing the older players with newer models, those hopes were dashed when users first started reporting getting their replacement units. Then reports emerged that other customers were getting newer replacements. Gadgetorama has now received its replacement unit and […]

Apple recalls first generation iPod nanos over battery concerns

Apple is recalling some first generation iPod nanos due to possible battery overheating risks. Affected devices were sold between September 2005 and December 2006 and have been traced to a single battery supplier that produced batteries with a manufacturing defect. According to Apple, “While the possibility of an incident is rare, the likelihood increases as the battery ages.” Apple recommends […]

RIM recalls about 1,000 PlayBooks

RIM today confirmed that it is recalling about 1,000 BlackBerry PlayBooks due to a software issue. RIM determined that approximately one thousand BlackBerry PlayBook tablets (16 GB) were shipped with an OS build that may result in the devices being unable to properly load software upon initial set-up. The majority of the affected devices are still in the distribution channel […]

LG Canada recalls LG 150 mobile phone

LG Canada is voluntarily recalling some 45,000 LG 150 mobile phones after it was decertified by Industry Canada. The LG 150 failed a radio frequency exposure test performed recently. Specifically, it failed the Radio Standards Specifications 102 (RSS 102), Radio Frequency Exposure Compliance of Radiocommunication Apparatus. Fortunately, Health Canada has determined that the past and current use of the LG […]