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Nvidia recalls Shield tablets over fire hazard concerns

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Nvidia says it's voluntarily recalling certain Shield tablets, pitched as "the ultimate tablet for gamers," over concerns that the device's battery can overheat, potentially posing a fire hazard.

The company says its recall affects 8-inch Shield tablets sold between July 2014 and July 2015. The recall does not affect any other Nvidia products, the company said in a press release.

Nvidia will replace the Shield tablets affected by the recall. The company is asking owners of the device to discontinue using the tablet and visit Nvidia support for details on requesting a replacement.

Nvidia launched the Shield tablet in July 2014, priced at $299 to $399.