▲ ▼ Gadget recall monitoring and alert
Gadget recall happens all the time, Usually due to safety concerns regarding battery or fire hazard from the electronics.
Those who have registered their product on the manufacturer's site or use a connected device where the manufacturer knows the email id get intimations via email about the product recall but others loose out.
There are several reasons for why someone might never register their product, Especially common among aged people. I think it's about time we come up with better mechanisms to monitor gadget recalls and inform the owners.