The Nvidia Shield tablet has been recalled after complaints emerged that the tablet can catch on fire. The company has recalled 88,000 of the gaming tablets because of a newly discovered overheating issue.
The Nvidia tablets, even when they don’t burst into flames, can become hot enough to burn a user. In two instances, the tablets got so hot that they damaged flooring.
The Nvidia Shield tablets are aimed at hardcore video gamers. They feature HD displays and connect to gaming controllers.
Despite their higher-end gaming targets, the tablets are priced relatively low at $300.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said customers who bought Shield model numbers P1761, P1761W and P1761WX and serial numbers 0410215901781 through 0425214604018 are included in the recall.
Nvidia will replace the affected tablets for free.
If you have purchased one of the devices go to Nvidia.com and click on “Shield Tablet Recall Program” at the bottom center of the page in green letters.