Watch Out For Fiery Ring Doorbells
This is the time of smart doorbells and we never heard of exploding and burning doorbells, but the time is here. If you own the second-gen Ring Video Doorbell, there is a possibility this could occur if you installed the doorbell badly. Ring has revealed that they’ll be recalling the device which has the tendency of losing it all.
The Amazon-owned company said in a statement, “The video doorbell’s battery can overheat when the incorrect screws are used for installation, posing fire and burn hazards. This recall involves Ring Video Doorbell (2nd Generation), model number 5UM5E5 smart doorbell cameras. Only Ring Video Doorbell (2nd Generation) models with certain serial numbers are included.”
Ring also stated that this issue comes from the use of wrong screws when connecting the doorbell to the base plate. The company has released a new set of instructions to explain which screws should be used to help stop this from happening. The company claims to have had about 30 reports of people with doorbells heating, and 23 cases where the doorbells have caught on fire and made some minor property damage.
If you have one of the second-gen Ring Video Doorbell and want to check if your unit is affected by this, you can go to Ring’s support page and enter your device’s serial number and they will tell you how far you should keep the fire extinguisher.