Ever had a doorbell catch on fire? We imagine that’s probably a concern almost no one had, but it appears that if you own the second-gen Ring Video Doorbell, there is a chance that could happen if you installed the doorbell incorrectly. So much so that Ring has announced that they’ll be recalling the device.
According to the Amazon-owned company, “The video doorbell’s battery can overheat when the inappropriate bolt are used for installation, posing fervour and burn perils. This recall involves Ring Video Doorbell( 2nd Generation ), prototype numeral 5UM5E5 smart bell cameras. Exclusively Ring Video Doorbell( 2nd Generation) simulates with certain serial numbers are included.”
Ring claims that this issue branches from the use of flawed pins when fastening the doorbell to the base plate. The firm has affixed a new make of teaches to clarify which clamps should be used to help prevent this from happening. So far, the company claims to have had about 30 customer reports of people with buzzers overheating, and 23 cases where the machines have actually caught on fire and effected some child owned damage.
If you do own the second-gen Ring Video Doorbell and want to check if your unit is affected by this, you can head on over to Ring’s support page and enter your device’s serial number.
Read more: ubergizmo.com