Badcaps.net Forum
Go Back   Badcaps Forums > Welcome to the Badcaps.net Tech Forum! > Announcements & Related News
Register FAQ Calendar Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 12-27-2006, 12:22 PM   #1
willawake
Super Modulator
 
willawake's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
City & State: Αθήνα
Posts: 8,006
Default Product Recall or Ban news

it would be useful if people can update us with news of product recalls or bans.

Here is one.

Toy synthesizer keyboard Shen Kong 520 ( SK-520 ) manufactured by Shengang Electronic of China aka JinJiang Shenkong Electronics Toys Co.,Ltd. Banned in Greece today following one fire incident.



Attached Images
File Type: jpg ban01.jpg (116.5 KB, 811 views)
File Type: jpg ban02.jpg (94.8 KB, 797 views)
__________________
capacitor lab yachtmati techmati

Last edited by willawake; 12-27-2006 at 12:39 PM..
willawake is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-27-2006, 08:22 PM   #2
japlytic
Badcaps Veteran
 
japlytic's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
City & State: Rockhampton, Queensland, Australia
My Country: Australia
Line Voltage: 240VAC 50Hz
I'm a: Hobbyist
Posts: 1,951
Default Re: Product Recall or Ban news

http://ec.europa.eu/consumers/dyna/r...rchives_en.cfm - found one Gembird PSU and two DVD players recalled.

I am considering making a vanilla version of a list of banned and substandard power supplies in another area, which would be like http://www.kebs.org/pdf/Advert%20-%2...0batteries.pdf
__________________
My first choice in quality Japanese electrolytics is Nippon Chemi-Con, which has been in business since 1931... the quality of electronics is dependent on the quality of the electrolytics.
japlytic is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-27-2006, 08:45 PM   #3
PeteS in CA
Badcaps Veteran
 
PeteS in CA's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
City & State: San Jose, CA
My Country: USA, Unsure of Planet
Line Voltage: 120VAC, 60Hz & 115VAC, 400Hz
I'm a: Professional Tech
Posts: 2,777
Default Re: Product Recall or Ban news

Here is the recalls search page for the US Consumer Product Safety Commission.
Drilling down a bit, I found this list:
Quote:
Product Type: Computer Equipment
Sony Recalls Notebook Computer Batteries Due to Previous Fires (October 23, 2006)
Lenovo and IBM Announce Recall of ThinkPad Notebook Computer Batteries Due to Fire Hazard (September 28, 2006)
Apple Recall of Batteries Used in Previous iBook and PowerBook Computers Due To Fire Hazard (August 24, 2006)
Dell Recall of Notebook Computer Batteries Due To Fire Hazard (August 15, 2006)
Lexar JumpDrive Computer Storage Devices Recalled for Burn Hazard, Certain Models Involved (July 6, 2006)
HP Recalls Notebook Computer Batteries Due to Fire Hazard (April 20, 2006)
Dell Recall of Notebook Computer Batteries (December 16, 2005)
Hewlett-Packard Company Recall of Notebook Computer Batteries (October 14, 2005 )
Hitachi Cable Manchester Inc. Recall of 25- and 50-Pair Plenum Network Cables (May 31, 2005)
Cables To Go Recall of Power Adapters Sold with Go!Data Drive Enclosures (May 31, 2005)
Apple Recall of iBook and PowerBook Computer Batteries (May 20, 2005)
Philips PC Peripherals Recall of Hewlett-Packard Company L2035 Flat Panel Monitors (January 14, 2005)
Psion Teklogix Corp.Recall of AC Power Adapters (December 14, 2004 )
Dell Inc. Recall of AC Adapters for Notebook Computers (October 08, 2004 )
NCR Corp. Recall of NCR Universal Inkjet Refill Kits (September 15, 2004 )
Lexmark International Inc. Recall of Laser Printers (September 7, 2004 )
Apple Recall of PowerBook Computer Batteries (August 19, 2004 )
NETGEAR Inc. Recall of Wall Plug Ethernet Bridges (July 14, 2004 )
Certain VAIO Notebook Computers Recalled by Sony Electronics Inc. (September 25, 2003 )
IBM and LiteOn Technology Expand Previously Announced Recall of Computer Monitors (August 29, 2003)
Computer Monitors Recalled by IBM (March 4, 2003)
Xerox International Partners Retrofit of Network Laser Printers (January 29, 2003)
Laser Printers Recalled by Brother International (October 22, 2002 )
Next Level Communications Recall of Power Supply for Computer Modems (December 17, 2001)
Computer Distributors Recall of Batteries for Notebook Computers (November 13, 2001 )
Fax Machines Recalled by Canon U.S.A. Inc. (May 10, 2001 )
Notebook Computer Battery Packs by Compaq Recalled (October 27, 2000 )
Batteries for Notebook-Computers Recalled by Dell (October 13, 2000 )
__________________
PeteS in CA

Power Supplies should be boring: No loud noises, no bright flashes, and no bad smells.

Where might is right
There is no right.
- Sophocles in "Antigone"
****************************
All that is gold does not glitter,
Not all those who wander are lost;
- J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring
****************************
To kill personal responsibility, initiative or success, punish it by taxing it. To encourage irresponsibility, improvidence, dependence and failure, reward it by subsidizing it.

Last edited by PeteS in CA; 12-27-2006 at 08:49 PM..
PeteS in CA is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-28-2006, 02:43 AM   #4
willawake
Super Modulator
 
willawake's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
City & State: Αθήνα
Posts: 8,006
Default Re: Product Recall or Ban news

thanks a lot. i will have fun reading all that.

theres a few multimeters in the RAPEX reports. makes one think twice about plugging those cheap ones into AC.
willawake is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-14-2007, 04:18 AM   #5
willawake
Super Modulator
 
willawake's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
City & State: Αθήνα
Posts: 8,006
Default Re: Product Recall or Ban news

Nokia is offering to replace 46 million batteries for its mobile phones after reports of overheating while charging. The problems are confined to BL-5C batteries made by Matsushita between December 2005 and November 2006.full article

http://www.nokia.com/batteryreplacement/en/

Last edited by willawake; 08-14-2007 at 04:21 AM..
willawake is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-14-2007, 06:23 PM   #6
MD Willington
Badcaps Veteran
 
MD Willington's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
City & State: WA, USA.
Posts: 702
Default Re: Product Recall or Ban news

I just checked my nokia.. BL-4C, safe for now!
__________________
Ya'll think us folk from the country's real funny-like, dontcha?

The opinions expressed above do not represent those of BADCAPS.NET or any of their affiliates.
MD Willington is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-24-2007, 04:15 PM   #7
willawake
Super Modulator
 
willawake's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
City & State: Αθήνα
Posts: 8,006
Default Re: Product Recall or Ban news

Quote:
The world's top mobile phone maker, Finland's Nokia, on Friday said it had agreed with Japan's Matsushita Electric Industrial on costs related to "BL-5C" batteries. Nokia warned on August 14 that the Nokia-branded BL-5C batteries made between December 2005 and November 2006 could overheat.

According to the agreement, Matsushita Battery Industrial will cover the direct costs related to the issue, a representative of the cell phone phone maker said. "Impact on Nokia's results will be minimal." Matsushita said replacement of the 46 million affected batteries is expected to cost $86 million to $172 million. The company said it had no plans to revise its earnings outlook.
willawake is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-24-2007, 04:51 PM   #8
willawake
Super Modulator
 
willawake's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
City & State: Αθήνα
Posts: 8,006
Default Re: Product Recall or Ban news

Quote:
Microsoft is issuing replacement parts for 230,000 control wheels for its Xbox video game console after users reported overheating and smoke from the units.

Microsoft warned owners of the steering wheel control, which mimics the sensation of driving a racing car, not to use mains electricity.

It said the steering wheel was still safe to use with batteries.

The company has received 50 reports of the controllers overheating and releasing smoke when plugged in.
willawake is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-24-2007, 04:54 PM   #9
willawake
Super Modulator
 
willawake's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
City & State: Αθήνα
Posts: 8,006
Default Re: Product Recall or Ban news

Quote:
AC Adapters Sold With Network Hard Drives Recalled by I-O Data Device USA Due to Burn Hazard

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.

Name of Product: AC Adapters sold with Network Hard Disk Drives

Units: About 740

Importer: I-O Data Device USA Inc., of San Jose, Calif.

Hazard: The AC adapters can overheat or melt, posing a burn hazard to consumers.

Incidents/Injuries: I-O Data Device USA has received three reports of the adapters overheating and deforming or melting. No injuries have been reported.

Description: This recall involves all AC adapters with model number IO-ACADP1510UL. The model number can be found on the AC adapter. The AC adapters were sold with I-O Data® network hard disk drives model number UHDL-160U or UHDL-300U. The model number for the network hard disk drive is located on a label at the base of the console.
http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml07/07287.html
willawake is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-25-2007, 02:09 AM   #10
stevo1210
Badcaps Veteran
 
stevo1210's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
City & State: Eastern coast
My Country: Australia
Line Voltage: 240V 50Hz
I'm a: Student Tech
Posts: 4,006
Default Re: Product Recall or Ban news

Sony recalls DSC-T5 series digital cameras. Oh great, I have one.... looks like I'm probably affected too....

Quote:

Sony has recently discovered that some DSC-T5 Cyber-shot® digital still cameras may experience peeling and warping of the metal coating on the bottom of the camera that could result in a slight cut or scratch to the user's skin.

http://esupport.sony.com/US/perl/new...T5&news_id=210
__________________
Don't find love, let love find you. That's why its called falling in love, because you don't force yourself to fall, you just fall. - Anonymous
stevo1210 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-31-2008, 06:06 AM   #11
willawake
Super Modulator
 
willawake's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
City & State: Αθήνα
Posts: 8,006
Default Re: Product Recall or Ban news

HP adds some more laptop battery recall yesterday
dv1000 V2000 nc6110 nx6110
dv8000 V2400 nc6120 nx6120
zd8000 nc6140 nx4800
nc6220 nx4820
nc6230 nx9600

Note: Not all HP notebook PCs listed have an affected battery pack.

http://bpr.hpordercenter.com/sbpr/
willawake is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-31-2008, 02:48 PM   #12
dood
Deputy dood
 
dood's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
City & State: Berwick, PA
My Country: USA
Line Voltage: 120VAC 60HZ
I'm a: Hardcore Geek
Posts: 2,444
Default Re: Product Recall or Ban news

Effects Dell and Toshiba, too http://www.marketwatch.com/news/stor...D82A99F101C%7D
dood is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-31-2008, 07:32 PM   #13
arneson
Badcaps Veteran
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
City & State: SWF
Posts: 1,258
Default Re: Product Recall or Ban news

No recall but interesting.
Just heard news that Panasonic is buying Sanyo.
That's a big one.
The sky is falling, and,,, Happy Hollowween.
__________________
Jim
arneson is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-04-2009, 03:09 PM   #14
Toasty
Badcaps Veteran
 
Toasty's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
City & State: East Coast, USA
Line Voltage: 220-221
I'm a: Professional Tech
Posts: 4,145
Arrow Re: Product Recall or Ban news

Another recall site: http://www.recalls.gov/
Toasty is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-14-2012, 02:25 PM   #15
selldoor
Slow Learner
 
selldoor's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
City & State: Lancashire UK
Posts: 7,864
Default Sony KDL Bravia

Hi just spotted this recall/test from Oct or Nov 2011 and thought id post it.
in case some of you are about to explode!!


http://esupport.sony.com/US/perl/new...template_id=1#
selldoor is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-14-2012, 02:42 PM   #16
ratdude747
Black Sheep
 
ratdude747's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
City & State: Madison, IN
My Country: USA
Line Voltage: 120VAC 60Hz
I'm a: Professional Tech
Posts: 15,823
Default Re: Product Recall or Ban news

Made the thread sticky; this info is important if it is updated frequently enough.
__________________


(Insert witty quote here)
ratdude747 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-02-2012, 10:03 AM   #17
selldoor
Slow Learner
 
selldoor's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
City & State: Lancashire UK
Posts: 7,864
Default Re: Product Recall -Samsung Laptop

Not sure when this is from -it is on Samsung Brazil -translated from Portuguese

Press Notebook

SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS LTD THE AMAZON. communicate to the buyers of Samsung Laptops, models NF110, NF210, RF411, RV410, RV411, SF310, SF410, which due to a flaw in the operating system product, they may have their logic capacity (which is displayed on the notebook operating system) reduced. This information can be seen when analyzing the storage capacity of the product. To check if your notebook is on the list of products subject to repair, see here .

It is important to note that the physical storage capacity of HDD remains unchanged, and corresponds with what is reported in the product manual.

Samsung, in order to maintain trust with their consumers, provide, quickly and objectively, the restoration of logical capacity HDD of Laptop mentioned above, in all its technical support network at no cost to consumers.

Samsung highlights that the user data (including but not limited to software and sundry personal files) are damaged or corrupted in this procedure. In this sense, the consumer must ensure that your data is properly saved prior to shipment of the Samsung Notebook.

Samsung also said that this operational problem has been solved, so the notebooks produced after this date will not show any abnormality. Finally, Samsung states that this problem, if confirmed, offers no risk of accident or injury to consumers.

For further information and clarification, please contact SAMSUNG at phone. 4004-0000 (Capitals and large cities) / 0800-124-421 (Other cities and regions)

SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS AMAZON.
selldoor is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-02-2012, 05:23 PM   #18
Agent24
I see dead caps
 
Agent24's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
City & State: Hiding inside a plated-through hole
My Country: New Zealand
Line Voltage: 230VAC 50Hz
I'm a: Hobbyist Tech
Posts: 4,543
Default Re: Product Recall or Ban news

Don't forget the iPod Nano recall

https://www.apple.com/support/ipodnano_replacement/
Agent24 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-02-2012, 05:53 PM   #19
japlytic
Badcaps Veteran
 
japlytic's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
City & State: Rockhampton, Queensland, Australia
My Country: Australia
Line Voltage: 240VAC 50Hz
I'm a: Hobbyist
Posts: 1,951
Default Re: Product Recall or Ban news

Not all product recalls are safety related.
I remember a Western Digital HDD quality recall in the late-90s.
japlytic is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-02-2012, 07:12 PM   #20
RJARRRPCGP
Badcaps Veteran
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
City & State: North Springfield, Vermont
My Country: USA
Line Voltage: 123-127V 61.5-63.5 Hz
I'm a: Knowledge Seeker
Posts: 4,496
Default Re: Product Recall or Ban news

Quote:
Originally Posted by japlytic View Post
Not all product recalls are safety related.
I remember a Western Digital HDD quality recall in the late-90s.
Probably the Caviar 1 GBs made before 1998! In my book, not good like recent Caviars.

They often got bad sectors and one I have partially failed out of the blue, with only 238 MiB accessible! Anything beyond 238 MiB results in a click of death!

IIRC, both of them got bad sectors!

I don't have them anymore.
__________________
Asus P6T Deluxe

Core i7 Extreme "Bloomfield" 965

PNY GeForce GTX 960

Windows 7 SP1

SoundBlaster ZXR

Corsair TX850M PSU


"There's nothing more unattractive than a chick smoking a cigarette" -Topcat

"Don't eat yellow snow!" -Salem

"did I see a chair fly? I think I did! Time for popcorn!" -ratdude747

Last edited by RJARRRPCGP; 03-02-2012 at 07:15 PM..
RJARRRPCGP is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump



Badcaps.net Technical Forums © 2003 - 2019
Powered by vBulletin ®
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
All times are GMT -6. The time now is 02:16 AM.
Did you find this forum helpful?