After voluntarily halting sales in early April, Nest will return its Nest Protect smoke detector to store shelves in the next few weeks. The sales halt was due to an issue with the Nest Wave feature, which could be inadvertently triggered during an actual fire. Although it makes the product less convenient, Nest’s solution to the issue is to disable Nest Wave until a better solution can be found.
Nest is temporarily ceasing sales of its Protect smoke detectors, citing a potential safety issue related to the device’s motion control features. Nest CEO Tony Fadell made the announcement Thursday via an open letter on the Nest blog.