SALT LAKE CITY — Smart ovens are turning on randomly, and it may be your fault.
June Ovens — the creator of smart ovens — told The Verge that users may be at fault after at least three smart June Ovens have turned on the middle of the night. These ovens have popped up to 400 degrees or higher without owners knowing beforehand.
One user said that their oven turned on at 2:30 a.m. and went up to 400 degrees for literally hours while he slept. He only noticed once he woke up the following morning, according to The Verge.
The owner said his wife baked a pie at 11:30 p.m. before the incident but his wife had turned the oven off.
And yes, social media had a reaction to the incident.
This is literally what the 'THIS IS FINE' dog was warning us about https://t.co/A1G8pLwmhe— Kate Crawford (@katecrawford) August 14, 2019
As Engadget reports, June Ovens CEO Matt Van Horn said that users may be forgetting to remove food from the oven, or they may be tapping a button by accident.
There’s also a possibility, he said, that they’re issuing an Alexa command since it’s a smart oven that can connect to Alexa.
That said, the company has planned some fixes to help curb the issue. The quick fix will allow users to disable the remote preheating phase. A long-term fix will allow the door and internal camera to sensor whether there’s food in the oven and turn off after some time, according to Engadget.
“While it’s comforting that June can address the risks purely through software, those risks were quite serious in the first place,” according to Engadget.