HP recalls 6M laptop power cords due to fire risk

Hewlett Packard is recalling laptop plug-in cables marked with an LS-15 due to a fire risk.

The U.S. Consumer Safety Product Commission say this may affect six million or more cables. According to the CPSC, there have been 29 reports of overheated cords and two people suffered burn injuries. This image shows the affected part:

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The defective power cords affect both HP and Compaq and mini notebook computers sold between September 2010 and June 2012.

You can get a replace powercord by going to HP’s website. The power brick is not being recalled.

HP Power Cord Replacement

This information is provided by Washington Injury Attorney blog, a service of The Farber Law Group. We are a personal injury law firm, representing people seriously injured due to defective products including medical devices.

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