Apple Announces Recall on Wireless Speakers

Apple today announced a voluntary recall on Beats Pill XL speakers after determining that the speakers, in rare cases, may overheat and pose a fire safety risk. The speakers have been sold by Apple since January 2014. Apple has requested that anyone who owns a Beats Pill XL speaker stop using it immediately and contact […]

Health Canada recalls Rocketfish battery cases sold by Best Buy Canada

Health Canada in conjunction with the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), and Best Buy yesterday recalled the Rocketfish Model RF-KL12 Battery Case for the Apple iPhone 3G/3GS.

According to the safety commission, the battery case can overheat while charging, posing a fire hazard. The CPSC and Best Buy have received about 14 reports of the battery cases overheating in the United States, including three reports of minor burns to consumers and four reports of minor property damage. No incidents have been reported to Health Canada.

Update: Sony recalls 1.6 million Bravia LCD televisions

Sony has recalled 1.6 million Bravia LCD televisions due to faulty transformer which may cause a fire.

The company recall came after a September incident in which a customer tv caught on fire. According to a Sony statement releasd today, an additional eleven incidents have been reported in Japan since 2008.

Health Canada announces recall of Paradigm Subwoofer

Health Canada today announced the recall of the Paradigm Cinema 70CT Subwoofer which the agency says contains an amplifier which can overheat when the speaker system is played at high outputs for an extended period of time, posing a fire hazard to consumers.

The agency says just under 7,500 units of the affected subwoofers were sold at various retailers across Canada between October 2004 and August 2010.

Recalled computer systems still on-sale at Futureshop

Advertised this week in the latest Futureshop flyer (effective February 11, 12:00AM (EST) 2011 to February 17, 2011) is the Gateway FX6850-47C which is on sale for $1,399, $200 off the regular price of $1,599. This computer contains a second generation Intel Core i7 2600 processor with Intel 6 Series Chipset which has been recalled.

Under Intel Guidelines, this system should not be sold therefore we urge Digital Home readers not to buy this product. In addition, we recommend any Canadian consumers who have purchased a computer system from Futureshop or Futureshop’s parent company Best Buy, containing a second generation Core i5 and Core i7 processor return it for a full refund.

Garmin recalls 1.25 million GPS devices

Garmin announced today it is recalling 1.25 million personal navigation devices sold worldwide that contain batteries which may overheat and present a fire hazard.

The issue has been identified in less than ten cases and Garmin says none of the reported incidents has caused an injury or significant property damage.

Rumour: Apple to announce iPhone 4 fix

Apple has announced a press conference tomorrow for 9am Pacific time. The consensus among analysts and the blogosphere is the company will announced a hardware fix for the iPhone 4 antenna problem.

Apple offers free fix for faulty time capsules

Apple customers who purchased a defective Time Capsule between approximately February 2008 and June 2008 may be eligible for free repair or replacement according to an updated Apple support document.

The Time Capsule, introduced in 2008 and marketed by Apple as a “Backup Appliance”, is a wireless network-attached storage device which lets Mac Owners perform automated back-ups.

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