Barbara's Beat: Hewlett-Packard recalls notebook computerAC Power cords due to fire and burn hazards

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Hewlett-Packard recalls notebook computer
AC Power cords due to fire and burn hazards

Recall Summary
Name of product: Hewlett-Packard and Compaq notebook computer AC power cords.
 
Hazard:
The AC power cord can overheat, posing a potential fire and burn hazard.


Units
5,577,000 in the U.S. and 446,700 in Canada

Description
This recall involves Hewlett-Packard’s LS-15 AC power cord. The power cords were distributed with HP and Compaq notebook and mini notebook computers and with AC adapter-powered accessories such as docking stations. The power cords are black in color and have an “LS-15” molded mark on the AC adapter end of the power cord.

Incidents/Injuries
HP has received 29 reports of power cords overheating and melting or charring resulting in two claims of minor burns and 13 claims of minor property damage.

Remedy
Customers should immediately stop using and unplug the recalled power cords and contact Hewlett-Packard to order a free replacement. Consumers can continue to use the computer on battery power.

Sold at
Notebook and mini notebook computers and accessories were sold with the AC power cords at computer and electronics stores, authorized dealers and online at www.hp.com worldwide from September 2010 through June 2012 for about $500 to $1500.

Manufacturer
Hewlett-Packard Company (HP), of Palo Alto, Calif.

Manufactured in
China

2 comments :

tisonly143 said...

thanks for the heads up, I have known other cords to do that, not sure why that is but thanks for share

tisonly143 said...

thanks for the heads up, I have known other cords to do the same thing burn out,, not sure why that happens but thanks for share