Nvidia issues recall on European power plug adapters
Owners of the Nvidia Shield tablet or Shield TV may want to double-check their AC adapters as the manufacturer is recalling a number of defective units. In particular, the prongs on certain European wall adapters can easily break and subsequently cause shocks if improperly handled.
As detailed on the official Nvidia recall page, owners can identify a faulty European plug head in one of two ways. If a certain "punch mark" order is identified or if there is no letter "B" on the back of the adapter head, then the adapter will be faulty. These adapters were shipped between the dates of July 2014 and May 2017 alongside other universal AC adapters.
Affected users can register with Nvidia to receive a free replacement plug head. This particular recall is the second major voluntary recall since the Shield tablet battery debacle back in 2015. Fortunately for Nvidia, the actual Shield products and cables are otherwise functioning as expected this time for what should be a less costly recall program compared to the estimated $1 million Shield tablet recall program.