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Roomba Warns of Short-Circuit Risks

iRobot says this occurs in “very rare cases.”

iRobot’s Roomba i7+ is a WiFi-enabled robot vacuum cleaner that enables hands-free floor cleaning.

But this Roomba has limitations. It is intended only to pick up dry materials like dust and dirt.

In the event the device sucks up liquids and they are deposited into the disposal unit, there can be big problems.

iRobot recently released a warning telling some Roomba owners that their docking stations could malfunction and short-circuit.

iRobot says this occurs in “very rare cases.”

According to TechCrunch, the company says as many as 220,000 units may be affected by the problem.

The affected customers will be sent a replacement power cord or docking station.

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