(CMR) The Amazon-owned Ring video surveillance doorbell unit is being recalled because of a fire hazard.
The recall notice was issued by the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and relates to the second generation model of the device, which is said to pose a “fire threat”. The $100 doorbells were sold on Ring's website and on Amazon () between June 2020 and October 2020, according to the CPSC.
Close to 350,000 units in the U.S. and 8,700 in Canada are being recalled after the CPSC received 23 reports of fire and eight reports of minor burns related to the model.
According to the CPSC, the issue relates specifically to the use of incorrect screws during the smart doorbell’s installation.
Ring has said that the issue should not affect users as long as they use the screws included with the system.
Ring is an outdoor home security that provides homeowners a line of preventative security doorbells and cameras.