Early this morning, Perfect Third Inc. — makers of the less than perfect WakeMate wristband — issued a recall for the sleep analyzer’s USB charger, which apparently has a tendency to go up in smoke, and we don’t mean disappear. An e-mail sent out by the company’s CEO at 12:30 AM states, “we were informed by a customer of a safety incident with the black USB chargers.” A little vague if you ask us, considering the video we received shows the device “smoking after exploding.” The recall ensures that the WakeMate itself is perfectly safe, and that the Chinese-manufactured USB cables are at fault, but if you ask us, anything that is supposed to help you sleep soundly shouldn’t put you in danger of catching fire.
[Thanks, Ringram and Nick]
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