Ring Doorbells Catching Fire Causing 350,000 Recalls
I have been looking at one of these Ring Doorbells for years. I have cameras already that don't need wires and I just didn't want to mess the house up.
It looks like Doorbell has done that to themselves with this new recall. The popular video doorbell is recalling over 350,000 doorbells because they are catching fire. This is a problem especially due to the timing.
This report just went out today which means you could have missed it. The worst part is when these were bought. Did you purchase one of these amazing video doorbells between June 2020 and October 2020? They have different versions. Did you get the 2nd generation? Sorry, I'd disconnect it immediately.
I've written a lot of recall articles and most of the time you won't have any cases. They just become more precaution than anything. This particular recall is serious with 23 doorbell cases involving fires according to CNN. That's a major problem. Doorbell was probably one of those great deals you got during Amazon Prime Day. I guess not so great now.
The main issue is with installation and the screws that you install. The company posted that if the doorbell is installed correctly you shouldn't have any problems. I'm not sure why people aren't using the correct screws but this is what's causing fires.
This notice affects the Ring Video Doorbell (2nd Generation) released in 2020 only. It should not be confused with the Ring Video Doorbell 2 or other Ring doorbells
That is coming directly from Ring's website. There aren't currently any other issues. If you feel safe and used the correct hardware the company posts that you're fine.