Her subsidiary Amazon, Ring, recalls hundreds of thousands video doorbells, following customer reports of fires in systems security. Potential fire hazard affects approximately 350.000 2nd generation Ring doorbells sold in USA and about 8.700 more were sold in Canada, according to a statement released by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. (CPSC) yesterday. The $ 100 doorbells were sold on Ring's official site and on Amazon between June 2020 and October 2020, according to the CPSC.
The CPSC announcement states that the video doorbell battery may overheat when incorrect screws are used for installation, a fact that carries risks of fire and burn. In addition, the announcement states that Ring has so far received 23 reports of fires in video doorbells but also of causing damage to consumer property, as well as eight reports of minor burns. Ring has not yet commented on the incidents.
Customers can check if the video doorbells are affected by the recall by visiting the company's official site, and entering the model and serial number on the back of the device.
According to editionCNN, the Ring, bought by Amazon in 2018, has received much criticism in the past. Last year, it announced collaborations with more than 400 police officers services across the US to make it easier access to law enforcement authorities on video recorded by her doorbells. The collaborations allowed the police to submit requests for video recordings for specific locations, in order to facilitate various investigations. This move by the company sparked critical reactions from supporters of his privacy confidentiality.