August 27, 2014 11:39 am

Hewlett-Packard recalls 5 million AC power cords

Hewlett-Packard Company is recalling about 5.6 million notebook computer AC power cords.

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WASHINGTON – Hewlett-Packard Company is recalling about 5.6 million notebook computer AC power cords in the U.S. and another 446,700 in Canada because of possible overheating, which can pose a fire and burn hazard.

HP has 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.

The power cords are black and have an “LS-15″ moulded on the AC adapter end of the cord. They were manufactured in China.

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

Affected customers will recieve a replacement power cord through HP at no cost. Customers can submit their request for a new power cord on HP’s website.

Global News

© The Canadian Press, 2014

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