HP recalls over 6 million laptop power cords citing reports of overheating and melting units

HP recalls over 6 million laptop power cords citing reports of overheating and melting units

Hewlett-Packard has recalled over 6 million laptop power cords citing reports of overheating and melting units. The company is recalling the LS-15 AC power cords that it used in its and Compaq branded laptop during September 2010 through June 2012.

HP has recalled about 5.6 million power cords in the United States and about 446,000 units in Canada. The company said in a statement that there have been 29 reports of power cords heating and melting, leading to two claims of minor burns and 13 claims of minor property damage. Notably, these power cords were made in China.

“Hewlett-Packard customers affected by this program will be eligible to receive a replacement AC power cord for each verified, recalled AC power cord at no cost,” Kelli Schlegel, a spokeswoman for Hewlett-Packard, said in an e-mailed statement to Bloomberg. “We apologize for the inconvenience this has caused.”

If you own an HP or a Compaq laptop, check the power cords for a tag “LS-15” on the AC adapter. If that is the case, send over the cord to the HP (more details, such as address and contact number mentioned in the Via link below). The company is offering a replacement for the power cords at no cost.

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