GoPro (GoPro) has issued a recall on its new Karma Drones due to reports that the device loses power while in the air, leading to crashes and possible injury. GoPro says that it has sold 2,500 units of the drone, and customers possessing one can return it to GoPro or the original place of purchase for a full refund. Replacement units are not being offered at this time. The company is not issuing replacement drones at this time. For more information, go to GoPro.com.
2016 has not been a good year for Samsung. First it had to recall its Galaxy Note device, now it has to recall its washing machines over explosion and/or fire hazards. The Consumer Product Safety Commission issued the recall early Friday morning. The CPSC said in a statement: “The washing machine top can unexpectedly detach from the washing machine chassis during use, posing a risk of injury from impact.” In the meantime, CNBC reported: “733 reports washing machines experiencing excessive vibration or the top detaching from the washing machine chassis.” Their have also been 9 reported injuries so far, including an injured Click Here to Read more
Bloomberg is reporting that the number of users who had a Galaxy Note 7 and are filing class-action lawsuits are starting to rise – especially in South Korea. So far, 527 users are demanding Samsung Electronics pay each of the plaintiffs about 500,000 (about $440.00) for there time and effort that were lost when the phones was first recalled and then taken off the market over reports of them catching fire. Ko Young-yeel, an attorney for Seoul-based Harvest Law said, “We’re now planning to file a lawsuit every month.” Ko Young-yeel filed the class-action lawsuit with the Seoul Central District Court Monday. Click Here to Read more
It seems that Samsung is taking things to a whole new level to make sure they get all of the Galaxy Note 7s back from customers in the safest way possible for all parties involved. The company is sending fire-proof boxes which includes a static shielding bag for the phone, safety gloves, and detailed safety packaging instructions. The actual box is lined with a thermally-insulated lining to make the box legal for sending lithium ion batteries via U.S. Mail or other package carriers. In a statement that’s included with the box, the company said: A device containing lithium ion battery Click Here to Read more