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Old 09-29-2012, 05:05 PM   #21
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From the europa website:

Ref number : 33A12/1118/12
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Old 12-17-2012, 12:52 PM   #22
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Samsung LCD model LN40A550P3FXZA. They recalled all capacitors on power board and power board itself. This TV came out in 2008 and the recall has been on for about 3 or 4 years. You can get it fixed free through Samsung. They will set you up with a certified tech who will come to your home free of charge.
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Old 12-17-2012, 03:06 PM   #23
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Samsung LCD model LN40A550P3FXZA. They recalled all capacitors on power board and power board itself. This TV came out in 2008 and the recall has been on for about 3 or 4 years. You can get it fixed free through Samsung. They will set you up with a certified tech who will come to your home free of charge.
What's the bet they replace the crap capacitors with more crap?
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Old 12-17-2012, 03:10 PM   #24
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What's the bet they replace the crap capacitors with more crap?
I know someone who has an office which resides in the building of a larger company. I got to poke around, and the company had bags of capxon capacitors sitting around :P:P:P
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Old 07-01-2013, 06:36 PM   #25
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Horizon Hobby Recalls Batteries Due to Fire Hazard

Consumers should stop using this product unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
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Old 07-01-2013, 06:46 PM   #26
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Li-Poly. No surprises there.
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Old 07-01-2013, 07:07 PM   #27
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lol named "Dynamite" perfect
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Old 07-02-2013, 05:53 AM   #28
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lol named "Dynamite" perfect
At least is not false advertizement
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http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/Recal...e-MacBook-Pro/

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From the link ben posted above:

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The firm has received 13 reports that the battery caught fire, including one report of a serious burn to a consumer’s leg.
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Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled battery, remove it from the computer and contact Best Buy for a replacement Apple brand battery or a $50 Best Buy gift card as a full refund. Best Buy is contacting its customers directly.
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Bestbuy.com and Partstore.com, or shipped to customers through the Geek Squad Protection fulfillment at Best Buy from September 2008 through June 2012 for about $50.
Supposedly, only 5100 such batteries were sold/given to consumers, a strangely small quantity. I wonder if the things were sold elsewhere in the US under a different name, or if they were sold in other parts of the world.

Maybe Nissan, Fisker and Chevrolet could sell their lithium-battery-powered Leaf, Model S and Volt with the advertizing slogan, We won't brick, and we won't burn your house down!
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Chinese Lithium batteries are crap. This is no joke, folks!

I just sent out over 20 Li-ION laptop batteries to get recycled last month. They were all starting to swell badly. Some even cracked their plastic cases. Sure they were old (they were replacements for the Dell C-series laptop, which are quite old now). I got pictures too, but they are on my phone. Will make a thread when I get them to my computer some day. After this incident, I no longer trust Chinese Lithium batteries and I advise everyone I know to keep away from such crap.

The cheap Ni-Cd and Ni-MH are bad too, but at least they don't have that kind of potential to catch fire.
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Old 08-16-2013, 06:13 PM   #32
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Default Coby 32" TV caught fire, bought in December of 2012

I was doing my usual browsing for info about products that catch fire

BUT, I came across this ...

http://saferproducts.gov/ViewIncident/1337085

Think it is a cheap vestel made set? I don't know, but less than a year and the thing catches fire... wow!!!

Note the complainee said that the volume was very loud. Power supply fault caused a voltage surge, and hence louder audio? Who knows...
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Killer Cisco IE5000 Switches:
http://www.myce.com/news/cisco-recal...ld-kill-78548/
Someone (most likely a contractor) stuffed up here...
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