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Initial post: Dec 5, 2011 2:44:58 PM PST
A friend, who had been planning on buying a Fire, told me this morning that the Kindle Fire has halted production and been recalled. When I asked her who told her that, she said it was 'all over' the news.

I assured her she was wrong. But this is an educated, intelligent, and usually well-informed lady. Does anyone know where she might of gotten that idea? Is there an urban rumor circulating?

Posted on Dec 5, 2011 2:53:12 PM PST
Jazzy_Jeff says:
Just did a google search and found nothing. Also checked my news pages and nada. Maybe she dreamed it. :)

Posted on Dec 5, 2011 2:54:26 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Dec 5, 2011 2:54:47 PM PST
Barnes & Noble, maybe?

Posted on Dec 5, 2011 2:56:15 PM PST
Rev. Otter says:
news to me, too. i just googled "tablet recall" wondering if it was some other device she heard about, and one of the first links was talking about brewers yeast tablets ...

Posted on Dec 5, 2011 2:57:21 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Dec 5, 2011 3:06:50 PM PST
Thanks, Jazzy, Rev. I googled before asking here, only found a 2009 hoax article that eink Kindle was being recalled as possible a fire threat.

Maybe Bruce is right, maybe some Barnes & Noble employee told her?

Posted on Dec 5, 2011 2:58:40 PM PST
Apple are recalling the first model of the iPod Nano due to reports of batteries catching fire. That would at least get the words "recall" and "Fire" in the same sentence.

Posted on Dec 5, 2011 2:59:58 PM PST
Perhaps she may have heard of rumors of Blackberry halting production of its Playbook, which is what the Fire is based off of. See here:

Granted, even BB's ceasing production of its own tablet is pure rumor and nothing more.

Posted on Dec 5, 2011 3:20:33 PM PST
patrinka says:
I just saw a blip on my local news about Fire owners having connection issues. No recall mentioned.

Posted on Dec 5, 2011 3:22:50 PM PST
Maybe she confused the Fire with the Volt.

Posted on Dec 13, 2011 5:26:21 PM PST
karen says:
My dad told me the same thing that it was on the news but i cant find anything on it

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 13, 2011 5:35:07 PM PST
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Posted on Dec 13, 2011 5:42:42 PM PST
G. Rascon says:
lies, all lies

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 13, 2011 5:53:32 PM PST
C. Scilley says:
I guess people will believe anything. LOL!

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 13, 2011 5:57:27 PM PST
Is this thread the source of the rumor??

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 13, 2011 6:02:03 PM PST
Peter Craine says:
Yes - the call is coming from INSIDE THE HOUSE!

Posted on Dec 13, 2011 6:04:21 PM PST
A. Rowe says:
I actually had a parent (I'm a teacher) tell me the same thing TODAY! Apparently, there has been a recall of the Kindle Fire, and Amazon was the company that was recalling the device. That is really weird.

Posted on Dec 13, 2011 6:07:19 PM PST
I am a news junkie. Get several hours of news a day. I have heard (about a week ago) 1 story on NPR that Amazon was being sued over patent infringement, something to do with them useing the Android OS in the Fire. Apparently someone out there (not Google, owners of Android) has a patent they claim Android walks all over and they are sueing everyone with a divice that uses the Android OS. Most are rolling ove and settleing out of court (in at least one case, this has increased the price of smart phones by $15 a unit). Amazon is one of the few fighting their case. My understanding is in no case have these lawsuits resulted in any company stoping production of anything, these guys are just looking for money and moveing on. To get a better idea of what's going on, Google "patent wars" or "patent troll". Don't worry, our Fires are safe.

Posted on Dec 13, 2011 6:07:44 PM PST
K.D. says:
An internet search of "Kindle fire recall" returns mostly links to an article titled "Kindle Fire Ships Early, Apple Recalls First-Gen iPod Nanos" maybe people are just glancing over that so fast they misunderstand it.

Posted on Dec 13, 2011 6:13:30 PM PST
Old Rocker says:
There is a company suing Amazon over the "look and feel" of music catalogs on the Fire, refering to 2 patents this company owns. Seems this company also sued Apple and Apple settled out of court. I'm too lazy to look it up right now and reference the details.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 13, 2011 6:14:32 PM PST
Pammy says:
I believe the news was that kindle has lost about $20. / kindle fire in their attempt to scoop the competition. This is a big loss for them, but will pay off, I'm sure, in the competitive long run.

Posted on Dec 13, 2011 6:28:46 PM PST
Curt Duval says:
Considering Amazon is still currently selling the Fire, I would say there is no recall.

Posted on Dec 13, 2011 6:39:30 PM PST
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Posted on Dec 13, 2011 6:52:53 PM PST
Old Rocker says:
There are some google results that say "Kindle Fire and the iPod Nano Recall", meaning that the article has news on the Kindle Fire plus news on the iPod Nano recall, not that both items are recalled.

Posted on Dec 13, 2011 7:41:13 PM PST
KNT says:
Maybe she heard about fixes for the Fire and assumed they were going to be recalled??? I found this on upcoming fixes for the Fire:

Who knows how rumors start!

Posted on Dec 13, 2011 7:42:39 PM PST
Old Rocker says:
Its the witches. Or Aliens. Or both.
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