RIM executives argued that its PlayBook tablet would change the way people viewed the devices. Apparently they meant it would be the first to be recalled.
[ad#Google Adsense 300×250 in story]RIM has reportedly issued a recall for over 900 faulty PlayBooks. At least some of the PlayBooks were shipped to Staples stores, but it’s not clear that they were the only location to receive the faulty devices, according to Engadget.
In a memo dated May 13, 2011, Staples said that faulty PlayBooks had to be pulled from the shelves. While it seems RIM notified retailers, there is no evidence that RIM or retailers have contacted customers who may have purchased the faulty devices.
The PlayBook went on sale less than a month ago and has received poor reviews from almost everyone that has touched it.