EK Water Blocks (EKWB) has issued a product recall on the EK-XLC Predator 240 Rev 1.0 and EK-XLC Predator 360 (incl.QDC) Rev 1.0. AIO liquid cpu cooolers. The recall reason is that these units could potentially leak liquid out the water block. Legit Reviews did a full product review on the Predator 240 in September 2015 and recommended it to our readers, so just a friendly heads up. We are still using the EK-XLC Predator 240 and it’s leak free, but EKWB says that 1 in 10 are leaking due to a faulty O-ring in the EK-Supremacy MX CPU water block that was used in the unit. If you happen to own one of the affected units you will be able to return it for replacement or refund – with no associated costs.
All Revision 1.0 units produced from October 2015 until end of December 2015 are potentially affected by the risk of leakage and in order to prevent any computer component damage, the units need to be replaced. The leakage may occur between copper cold plate and bracket on the water block after it is heated up and pressure rises. You can check your revision number by looking at the identification label on the original retail packaging if you still happen to have it.
If you choose to go for a replacement you will receive a brand new EK-XLC Predator (Revision 1.1) unit. You can see the differences in the v1.0 and 1.1 designs in the picture shown above. The Revision 1.0 unit is on the left and the new Revision 1.1 unit is on the right.
If you’d like to replace your cooler you can go straight to EK Water Blocks and facilitate a direct return at http://rma.ekwb.com. All shipping charges will be covered by EKWB, so besides being without a CPU cooler for a number of days it won’t cost you anything. If you wish to your money back, EKWB says that you facilitate from the retailer bought it from, unless you originally purchased via the EKWB webshop. If you want a full refund you have until February 29th, 2016 to do so.