The New York police have been told to stop using some of their bodily cameras after one of them exploded.
On Saturday, a night officer noted that the smoke came out of the camera and took it off. It exploded then, NYPD said in a statement.
The officer ordered to stop using the Vievu LE-5 camera out of “an abundance of caution”.
The power has about 3,000 of these cameras, but also has more than 1
0,000 other cameras that are not affected.
New York City mayor Bill de Blasio has said that he wants every patrol to wear a body camera at the end of 2019.
Vievu won a $ 6.4 million contract to deliver camera cameras to NYPD in 2016.  “The event revealed a potential for the battery inside the camera to ignite. The cause and extent of the defect is currently being investigated,” said NYPD.
“No damage occurred.”
“The department is collecting and removing the LE-5 cameras from the commands now.”
Axon, who owns Vievu, said it was working with the NYPD to investigate the issue.
“Officer Security is of utmost importance to Axon. We will do what is necessary to resolve this situation quickly and safely,” told Engadget.