Ring doorbells recalled after several catch fire because of incorrect installation

Joseph Wilkinson, New York Daily News
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At least 23 Ring doorbells have caught fire after they were installed incorrectly, forcing an unconventional recall. Eight people have suffered minor burns in the fires.

About 350,000 of the doorbells/security cameras have been recalled, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. But owners don’t actually have to send the doorbells back, they just have to make sure they’re installed correctly.

The Amazon-owned company includes specific screws in the doorbell packaging. The fires have only ignited when buyers freelanced and used their own screws in the installation.

Ring encouraged affected owners to simply reread the instructions and make sure their doorbell is correctly installed. The company even included an online manual.

The fiery doorbells, Ring’s second-generation product, were sold online between June 2020 and October 2020 and are still available for purchase.


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