HP Recalls 5.5 Million Power Cords For Overheating/Burn Risk
By: HP is recalling 5.5 million power cords after receiving 29 reports of power cords overheating and melting or charring resulting in two claims of minor burns and 13 claims of minor property damage.
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.
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.
For more information visit: http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2014/Hewlett-Packard-Recalls-Notebook-Computer-AC-Power-Cords/