24 Jun '14, 7am

Nest Alarm Back on the Market

Nest Alarm Back on the Market

Nest Protect, an internet-connected smoke and carbon-dioxide alarm, is back on store shelves two months after a design flaw triggered a halt of sales. The problem was a feature called Nest Wave, which allowed homeowners to turn off the alarm temporarily by waving their arms in front of it. It was intended as a convenience — no standing on a chair and pulling out an alarm battery for scorched toast. But the company discovered the device could incorrectly interpret other nearby movements as a signal to shut off the alarm when homeowners didn't mean to. Nest Labs , purchased earlier this year by Google for $3.2 billion, announced on April 3 that it was halting sales of the device as it looked for a software fix for the glitch. The company apologized for the problem and offered refunds. It also deactivated the feature remotely on all devices that were connected to the internet...

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