During the course of a year, there are bound to be many recalls of various products. Unfortunately for HP they are going through a massive recall right now. HP has been forced to recall over six million laptop power cords. This comes after multiple reports of them overheating.
The recall is for the United States and Canada, and it covers cords sold from September 2010 up through the summer of 2012.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission says that 29 reports of overheating and sometimes even “melting or charring” were received by HP from consumers. Of these incidents, there have been 13 reports of slight damage to property and two reports of minor burns. Definitely a good idea to recall them since no one wants to see anyone hurt.
HP is replacing the power cords for free. If you have the power cord model LS-15, you are advised by HP to stop using the cords and to get in touch with HP to get a new one. One that isn’t potentially dangerous. Most of the affected consumers are located in the US, since only 450,000 recalled cables are in Canada. I guess it could be worse for HP. The problem might have been worldwide.
Source SlashgearFiled Under: Technology News