Posts Tagged ‘Recalled’
Well folks… looks like we’re finally getting some meat to all the iPhone 5/4S rumors that have been swirling around for months. We got some interesting news from a vigilant tipster today: beginning August 22nd, Telefonica will begin scaling back its current iPhone stock through September 12th. According to the source, this three week program is a move that “will of course prepare us for the launch of a new smart phone.” While the date next month should sound familiar, we’ve heard recently that the launch will actually take place sometime in October. Either way, a move like this is usually a telling sign that points directly to a new model launch. Keep your eyes pinned here, and prepare yourself, as it appears Mr. Jobs may have something planned for the the fall.
Question: What good is an emergency satellite communicator if it doesn’t like to send messages when it’s a tad nippily out? Answer: None.
Good thing the company is righting a wrong and compensating owners of the affected models. The recall focuses on the Spot Communicator DeLorme PN-60w bundle with serial number range of 0-2000000 and 0-2019999. Owners are requested to use this website to swap out their unit and in turn Spot will gift the user six months of free service. As GPSTracklog points out, hopefully this flaw wasn’t discovered during a real emergency.
Date: March 31, 2011
Dear Valued Customer,
As a DeLorme and Spot LLC customer with a registered SPOT Satellite Communicator account, you are being notified with important safety information regarding your registered SPOT Satellite Communicator device(s).
Spot LLC has issued a recall on all SPOT Satellite Communicators which are bundled and sold exclusively with the DeLorme Earthmate PN-60w. Spot LLC has discovered that a part, which does not meet operating specifications, was substituted in some SPOT Satellite Communicator devices during the manufacturing process.
In certain incidents, intended messages may not be transmitted, including requests for help or emergency assistance, when the SPOT Satellite Communicator is used at temperatures below 40 degrees Farhrenheit/4.44 degrees Celsius.
Spot LLC is committed to providing the highest quality and best performance products to its customers. Therefore, Spot LLC is conducting a complete product replacement of all SPOT Satellite Communicators within ESN range: 0-2000000 and 0-2019999.
IMPORTANT: Please stop using your SPOT Satellite Communicator(s) and visit www.findmeSPOT.com/replacement to learn how to return your SPOT Satellite Communicator for immediate replacement.
Please return your SPOT Satellite Communicator immediately so we may ensure all SPOT Satellite Communicators meet their original factory specifications and intended quality performance. You will not be responsible for any charges or fees when returning your SPOT Satellite Communicator. Additionally, customers who promptly return their SPOT Satellite Communicator in response to this notice will receive a FREE six-month extension to your current SPOT Service Plan if your SPOT Satellite Communicator is received prior to June 1st, 2011. Visit www.findmeSPOT.com/replacement for details.
PLEASE NOTE: This product recall is limited to the SPOT Satellite Communicator sold exclusively with the DeLorme Earthmate PN-60w handheld GPS only. This DOES NOT impact the DeLorme Earthmate PN-60w handheld device itself or any other DeLorme product. Additionally, this does NOT impact any other SPOT product including the SPOT Personal Tracker, SPOT Satellite GPS Messenger, SPOT IS, SPOT HUG or SPOT Connect.
For complete details of the SPOT Satellite Communicator replacement program visit www.findmeSPOT.com/replacement.
Thank you for being a DeLorme and SPOT customer. Your cooperation is greatly appreciated.
The DeLorme and SPOT Teams
WakeMate sleep-aid recalled due to ‘exploding’ USB charger, gives new meaning to being hot in the sack
Early this morning, Perfect Third Inc. — makers of the less than perfect WakeMate wristband — issued a recall for the sleep analyzer’s USB charger, which apparently has a tendency to go up in smoke, and we don’t mean disappear. An e-mail sent out by the company’s CEO at 12:30 AM states, “we were informed by a customer of a safety incident with the black USB chargers.” A little vague if you ask us, considering the video we received shows the device “smoking after exploding.” The recall ensures that the WakeMate itself is perfectly safe, and that the Chinese-manufactured USB cables are at fault, but if you ask us, anything that is supposed to help you sleep soundly shouldn’t put you in danger of catching fire.
[Thanks, Ringram and Nick]
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The first of the OEM garbagetablets(TM) are being recalled. Staples is pulling the Viewsonic gTablet for manufacturing defects and is “flexing” the laptop display to make it seem like the devices were never there – a very Stalin-esque way of saying these things were junk.
We received this image from a Staples employee. Sad stuff. The Viewsonic tablets haven’t even been out for very long.
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: we’re going to see some of the worst junk in the world hitting the shelves in 2011 as makes scramble to release tablets. Keep your wits about you, people.
To be clear, I’m not suggesting the gTablet is the only upcoming garbage tablet. I suspect we’ll see far more of these from far more providers in the next few months.