Tuesday, December 17th 2013

HP and Google Issue Recall on all HP Chromebook 11 Chargers

Google and HP, together with the US Consumer Product Safety Commission have today announced a recall plan targeting the charger bundled with the HP Chromebook 11. One month ago the two tech giants stopped selling the Chromebook after getting reports that the charger would overheat and melt, thus posing a fire and burn hazard. To date the companies know of one person who suffered minor burns from a faulty charger.

People who purchased the HP Chromebook 11 are advised to stop using the charger and contact Google for a free replacement. In all there are some 145,000 units that will need to be replaced. For more info check out this page.
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2 Comments on HP and Google Issue Recall on all HP Chromebook 11 Chargers

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Jorge
You'd think by now with all of the battery charger issues HP and others have experienced that they would understand that saving 3 cents per charger may not be such a great idea when you have to recall all of them and replace them plus deal with the aftermath.
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arterius2
by: Jorge
You'd think by now with all of the battery charger issues HP and others have experienced that they would understand that saving 3 cents per charger may not be such a great idea when you have to recall all of them and replace them plus deal with the aftermath.
first sensible post I've read from Jorge since.. ever, I'll drink to that!
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