Anyone who experienced overheating problems with their RCA Voyager tablet.
What’s Going On?
It’s been reported that RCA Voyager tablets are prone to overheating and could catch fire. Attorneys are investigating whether a class action lawsuit can be filed.
What Problems Were Reported?
“Popping” noises, overheating, swelling battery, “exploding,” catching on fire.
How Can a Lawsuit Help?
A class action lawsuit could repay you for money you spent repairing or replacing your RCA Voyager tablet and force the manufacturer to fix the problem.
It’s been reported that RCA Voyager tablets are prone to overheating and could catch fire.
Attorneys are now investigating whether a class action lawsuit can be filed against the manufacturer.
What Problems Are Being Reported?
People have reported that the RCA Voyager tablet can easily overheat, even when it’s not plugged in. Some users say they heard a “popping” noise and complained of a bulging, swelling, or inflated battery that caused the back of the tablet to separate from the device.
One tablet even caught on fire while a four-year-old boy was using it.
Many people have filed complaints with the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) about RCA Voyager tablets. Some of their complaints can be read below [sic throughout]:
Tablet was plugged in and charging with the power cord that came with the tablet. I noticed a burning smell and when I found the tablet the battery had completely expanded and cracked open the tablet. It was unplugged before it exploded or any further damage was done.” — 06/14/18. Lake Charles, Louisiana. SaferProducts.gov
My RCA 10 inch Tablet that quit charging. Had put it in a bottom drawer until I could have battery replaced. Several months later I opened drawer to find it had exploded!” — 9/17/17. Arkansas City, Kansas. SaferProducts.gov
I purchase 2 RCA 7" tablets in December 2014, model number RTC6378W2. They seem to work fine for the first 3 months. They began to not hold a charge and shut off on their own frequently. By month 7 one of them would not turn on at all. Now at 11 months after purchase, within the same week, both tablets have blown apart. It seems as though the battery inside has exploded/expanded, separating the front and back sections of the tablet. I am very displeased and concerned with the safety of this product, as these were being used by my children.” — 11/16/15. Norfolk, Nebraska. SaferProducts.gov
Product was charging, got very hot and busted open due to battery expansion. Battery is under extreme pressure and could possibly explode.” — 07/30/14. El Paso, Texas. SaferProducts.gov
How Can a Class Action Lawsuit Help?
A lawsuit could force the RCA Voyager’s manufacturer to fix the problem, which many people are concerned is a safety hazard.
A lawsuit could also help people who repaired or replaced the devices get some money back.
How Do I Sign Up for the Lawsuit?
A lawsuit hasn’t been filed yet; attorneys are looking to hear from more people before they can consider filing a class action.