Ring recalls 350,000 video doorbells after several catch fire

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By , RADIO.COM

If you purchased a Ring doorbell over the past several months, you might want to check its serial number.

Amazon’s subsidiary company, Ring, is recalling thousands of video doorbells after receiving reports of them catching fire, CNN reports.

The possible hazard impacts around 350,000 second-generation Ring doorbells that were sold in the United States. According to the notice posted by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, the organization also reported that 8,700 more sold in Canada had been recalled.

These $100 doorbells were sold on Ring’s website and Amazon between June 2020 and October 2020.

“The video doorbell’s battery can overheat when the incorrect screws are used for installation, posing fire and burn hazards,” the notice said.

Ring currently has received 23 reports of doorbells catching fire and causing property damage. Of those reports, eight caused minor burns to people.

“The safety of our customers is our top priority,” Ring spokesperson Emma Daniels said in a statement. “Customers do not need to return their devices.”

If you click on this link, customers can check whether this specific recall impacts their devices. When checking your device, you can enter the model and serial number found on the back of the device.

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