Giant robot vacuum cleaner iRobot This week sent warnings to select owners of the Roomba i7 +, noting that the Clean Base socket is likely to malfunction and short circuit. According to iRobot, the concern stems from “very rare cases” in which liquid is accumulated in the Clean Facility Automatic Dirt Treatment unit.
The company said in a statement to TechCrunch: “We are aware that certain Roomba i7 + Clean Base connection stations may malfunction and potentially be dangerous if liquid is collected by the vacuum cleaner. dust from Roomba i7 + robot and send to Clean Base device. “Our vacuums are designed only to remove dirt and debris from dry floors and carpets and never be used to suck up any liquids.”;
The company believes that around 222,000 units are likely to be affected by this issue. Of these, the vast majority (about 210,000) are sold in North America. Email and app notifications have been sent to the user, alerting them to the problem. The company will ship replacement power cords or docking stations to those with the affected serial numbers.
The I7 + was released in 2018. The system showed some key advances in smart mapping, along with the affected socket, which automatically cleans the on-board trash can of Roomba.