HP power cord recall hits Australian shores

By Chris Griffith - The Australian

The notebook and mini-notebook computers and accessories were sold with the AC power cords at computer and electronics stores, authorised dealers and online at from September 2010 to June 2012 for about $530 to $1600.

The LS-15 AC power cords were distributed with HP and Compaq notebook and mini notebook computers, and with AC adaptor-powered accessories including docking stations.

The recall was implemented after HP 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.

Australian users of some HP and Compaq computers are being urged to return their AC power cords, following a massive recall of 5. 6 million cords in the US.

Consumers are advised to immediately stop using and unplug the recalled power cords and contact Hewlett-Packard to order a free replacement.

Read more here: Business Spectator

    

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