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These tablets are being recalled because of a fire hazard

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Nvidia is recalling Shield tablets over a potential fire hazard caused by overheating batteries, the graphics company announced Friday.

Nvidia has asked that customers stop using affected Shield tablets immediately, “except as needed to participate in the recall and back up data.”

The recall affects 8-inch Shield tablets sold between July 2014 and July 2015. To see if the recall affects your Shield tablet, visit Nvidia’s website. There, you’ll find instructions to tell which type of battery your device has. You can also submit a claim through that website; Nvidia is replacing affected devices free of charge.

The Shield tablet is a $299-and-up device aimed primarily at gamers.