Ring Video Doorbells Causing Fires…350,000 Recalled
Security cameras are great to product to protect your property from intruders but not if they start a fire. Ring, one of the top home security cameras on the market, is recalling devises with a specific model number because of fire safety issues.
The Ring company has issued a recall of hundreds of thousands of their second-generation Ring doorbells sold in the U.S. and Canada after receiving reports of the devises caught fire.
The Ring doorbell facing the recall is the Ring Video Doorbell (2nd Generation), model number 5UM5E5 smart doorbell cameras according to the Ring website. Doorbells were sold on Ring’s website and through Amazon between June and October.
According to the Ring site the doorbell’s battery can overheat when the incorrect screws are used for installation, posing fire and burn hazards.
According to an article at cnet.com, the recall affects around 350,000 second-generation Ring doorbells sold in the states and about 8,700 additional doorbells sold in Canada.
According to the cnet.com report, the Consumer Product Safety Commission said Ring has received 23 reports of its doorbells catching fire and causing minor property damage. The company has also received eight reports of minor burns as a result of fires associated with the it’s doorbell according to cnet.com.
Click here for the direct link to the Ring Customer Care Support Center for more information.
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