Health Canada has issued a recall on the NZXT H1 Computer Case due to fire hazard after several complaints were filed in the USA. The H1 case caused extreme overheating and metal screws that attach the PCIe riser assembly to the chassis can cause a short in the printed circuit board posing a fire hazard due to the circuit board’s design.
NZXT reported that 1,312 units of the affected product were sold in Canada and approximately 32,000 were sold in the United States. A repair kit can be ordered by contacting NZXT and consumers should stop using the cases immediately.
Which H1 cases are affected?
All H1 cases (models CA-H16WR-W1 and CA-H16WR-B1) may be affected. This includes purchases made through BLD. While we have identified this issue as a low probability occurrence, the absolute safest approach is to power down your H1 until a kit is sent out and the repair is made.
You can click here to order the kit.
To see how the case can catch fire, check out the guys at Gamers Nexus demonstrate.
For more information, consumers may contact NZXT Inc. toll free at 1-888-965-5520, Monday to Friday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. PST, by email: firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit the company’s website.
Consumers may view the release by the US CPSC on the Commission’s website.
Source: NZXT via Health Canada