Even though you did not purchase the warranty, since the same thing is happening to other people, the product might be defective. Inherent in every purchase is a promise that the product is fit for the purpose for which it was sold. It's called a warranty of merchantability. If the product is defective then this warranty is being breached. You can report it to you consumer agency and ask that a claim be filed. You also can report it to the manufacturer. Find out if there is a recall or a plan to mitigate the problem.
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