Google-Owned Nest Labs Stops Selling Fire Alarm

Image by @kmeron | Flickr

Image by @kmeron | Flickr

Nest Labs, the US tech company recently bought by Google, has decided to stop selling its Nest Protect fire alarm because of a safety concern.

Safety issue

The company said that during lab testing, they found out that consumers could accidentally deactivate the device just by waving their hands.

“We identified this problem ourselves and are not aware of any customers who have experienced this, but the fact that it could even potentially happen is extremely important to me and I want to address it immediately,” said Nest founder and Chief Executive Tony Fadell in an apology statement.

“We’re enormously sorry for the inconvenience caused by this issue,” he added.

Warning on smoke alarm

Fadell told current owners of the Nest Protect to disable Wave, as the company works to resolve the issue.

The high-tech fire alarm was one of the many products to highlight the new trends in the Internet.

Fadell explained that they discovered the defect and had not yet received any complaints about the problem.