PC hardware is expected to do a lot at any given time, but at the bare minimum, users do require their fancy hardware to not spontaneously combust into a raging inferno. That’s the one safety check that parts manufacturer NZXT failed to take notice of, as the rather eye-catching H1 case that it released shipped with a fault that only pyromaniacs would appreciate.
The company did a full soz guys lol when the news first broke, but if you need an example of just how flammable the case was, check these videos from Mark’s Tech and Gamer’s Nexus out:
NZXT eventually did a total recall sort of, which in this case a quick delivery of nylon screws that could be used to replace the metal screws that were sparking deadly fires. This fix was meant to solve the problem of the original screws, as Gamer’s Nexus proved in another video that the metal thread could brush up against the trace in the circuitry, and start a high voltage fire. Danger danger, high voltage.
Anyway, the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission finally issued a full recall notice, which is nowhere near as dramatic as it sounds. The federal branch isn’t going to bust down the doors of PC gamers huddled against a burning H1 looking for warmth and scarper off with their preciously flammable PC case, but has instead recommended that consumers stop using the product and get the nylon screw fix. Or a refund for something that won’t reduce your newly-acquired Nvidia GeForce 3080 to ashes.
Last Updated: February 19, 2021