350,000 Amazon Ring smart doorbells manufactured in China have been recalled after reports of multiple doorbells catching fire, resulting in eight people suffering burns.
Business Insider reports that Amazon-owned Ring is recalling 350,000 smart doorbells in the United States following reports of multiple doorbells catching fire resulting in eight people receiving minor burns. Approximately 350,000 doorbells sold in the U.S. and 8,700 sold in Canada come with a potential fire hazard linked to the devices’ batteries according to a notice by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).
So far, Amazon has received 23 reports of doorbells catching fire and causing property damage and eight reports of users receiving minor burns, the CPSC stated. The notice published by the CPSC states: “The video doorbell’s battery can overheat when the incorrect screws are used for installation, posing fire and burn hazards.”
Amazon’s Ring division posted a tweet relating to the recall which