Nest Finds Flaw in Smoke Detector, Halts Sales


Silicon Valley darling Nest, the home appliance startup snapped up by Google in January for $3.2 billion, has discovered a flaw in its second product, the Nest Protect smoke detector — a flaw big enough for Nest to halt sales Thursday.

The flaw in question has to do with a feature called Nest Wave, which allows users to turn off the smoke and carbon monoxide alarm by waving their hands in front of it. Nest has discovered that the feature could be activated by accident

“During recent laboratory testing of the Nest Protect smoke alarm, we observed a unique combination of circumstances that caused us to question whether the Nest Wave could be unintentionally activated,” wrote Nest founder and CEO Tony Fadell …

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Via: Mashable: Gadgets

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