Originally Posted by GoCrew
Same problem for me. My wife has one and now we are concerned she is sitting on a timebomb. Did you have to send your old one back to them? I am concerned about my personal data since I can't turn it on to wipe it.
Have you tried plugging it into the computer via USB? Not sure if that would work, but there's a slight chance it might power it on.
If that doesn't work and you're worried they won't wipe it correctly then you can just change your Google account password, which will keep them out of the phone entirely if you have a pin/password/pattern screen lock. If not then at least it'll keep anyone out of Gmail, Google Voice, Calendar, etc.
Also change the password to any financial apps you had too (Mint, etc). That should minimize any damage in the off chance anyone tries anything at the warehouse, which is probably a long shot in the first place.