Ring Doorbells Being Recalled

The Internet of Things can be tricky sometimes and here’s an example. If you live in the U.S. or Canada and purchased a Ring doorbell between June and October of this year, dig out your paperwork to check the model number as Ring is recalling over 360,000 of the units over a concern they may catch fire if incorrectly installed. The problem model is 5UM5E5.

Apparently the issue is that the doorbells shipped with two sets of screws for the installation. If you mixed them up during the install it creates the real possibility of one of the screws puncturing the battery causing it to overheat and potentially exploded or catch fire. There have been over 80 reported cases thus far in the U.S.

There’s more data on the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission website and also at Ring.

Everyone stay safe out there!

Author: Glenn Mores

President & CEO MicroData

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