Users of 7 inch Amazon Fire Tablets in the UK may be interested to know that Amazon has today announced the voluntary recall and exchange programme for power adapters sold with select Fire Tablets within the United Kingdom and Ireland.
The recall affects any power adapter that has been included with the UK Fire 7 inch and UK Fire Kids Edition 7 inch tablet, and Amazon says to discontinue use of the original adapter until you receive a replacement.
There are two options for replacing your adapter, Amazon will either send a free replacement adapter or says that is will apply a £12 credit to your Amazon account for you to purchase a new power supply. Amazon explains more in the announcement today.
We have determined that, in rare cases, when the power adapter included with the UK Fire 7” and UK Fire Kids Edition 7” tablet is pulled from the wall socket, the adapter assembly may detach and create a risk of electrical shock. Affected adapters were sold only in the United Kingdom and Ireland from September 2015.
Customer safety is our top priority, and we are proactively offering to replace these power adapters with a new adapter, free of charge. We encourage customers to exchange their original power adapters using the process below.
Please discontinue use of your original adapter. Until you receive a replacement adapter, you can use the included USB cable connected to a computer or another compatible adapter to charge your tablet.
For more information on the Amazon UK power charger recall jump over to the Amazon website for details via the link below.