Netgear has a series of outdoor cameras for home security purposes, like the Arlo, Arlo Pro, and the Arlo Go. Unfortunately it seems that the power adapter that is used for these cameras is having issue, so much so that the company has issued a recall for them over the potential of a fire hazard.
According to the CPSC, “This recall involves all model VMA4700 NETGEAR Arlo outdoor power adapters that were sold separately as aftermarket accessories for the Arlo, Arlo Pro and Arlo Go wire-free outdoor cameras.. This recall only involves the VMA4700 aftermarket model sold separately.”
The report also adds that so far Netgear has received about seven reports of the power adapter cord overheating, with one incident resulting in a fire, but luckily there have been no injuries so far. “The firm has received seven reports of the power adapter cord melting and overheating, resulting in one fire. No injuries have been reported.”
Apparently it seems that despite the power adapter’s connector being weatherproof, it was discovered that a defect has allowed water to leak in, which in turn can cause it to short circuit, melt, and catch on fire. Customers who do own the power adapter should send it in ASAP and get it replaced.