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Nest recalls 440,000 smoke detectors

Written by Andre Yoskowitz @ 22 May 2014 7:49 User comments (2)

Nest recalls 440,000 smoke detectors Nest Labs has recalled about 440,000 of its Nest Protect smoke detectors, due to safety concerns that a feature glitch could potentially delay an alarm from sounding.
The company halted sales of new devices last month and will be sending an OTA software update to disable the "Nest Wave" feature which lets users silence alerts temporarily just by waving their arms.

Consumers will not have to send back their devices or wait for replacements. You can get a full refund if you do not feel safe, however.

For the time being, after the update Nest Wave will be disabled and grayed out so it can not be re-enabled.

Nest Labs says new buyers will be able to get the Protect "in a few weeks" when it returns to the market.


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2 user comments

123.5.2014 10:39

Waving your arms for a switch was pretty dumb for a design approach, over a positive remote control switch, like an iOS or Android app, and/or a simple remote control. But it sounds like they finally woke up after 440K sales and they didn't do like Ford, Toyota, or GM, and deny there even was a problem.

Since no one smokes now and people don't cook anymore it shouldn't matter to have that feature anyway... LOL

225.5.2014 15:56

If people don't smoke anymore, why is weed now legal in almost half the country? Of course that leads to even more people forget that they put a tray of cookies in the oven 4 hours ago (and they remembered to turn on the oven at least half the time).

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