Staples issued a seek and repair statement internally after being notified by RIM that 900 pieces of it’s new PlayBook tablet are faulty. Staples issued the order to all stores and is looking for the PlayBooks by serial number. It would seem, only a certain range are affected. What is wrong with these models?
Staples pins the problem on “unit may not operate.” That leaves the door open for quite a few scenarios. So far we’ve heard only dead pixel and overheating issues, which isn’t horrible for a new product launch.
It’s quite possible other retailers have been notified with their own list of serial numbers to recall. Hop over to Engadget to see if your PlayBook’s serial number is listed.