Wednesday, August 27th 2014

HP Recalling 6 Million Laptop Power Cords

Yesterday HP together with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Health Canada issued a recall of just over 6 million (6.023.700 to be exact) notebook AC power cords that pose a potential fire and burn hazard. The cord recalled is named LS-15 and it has been sold with HP and Compaq notebooks and accessories from September 2010 to June 2012.

To date HP got 29 reports of the LS-15 cable overheating and melting or charring, causing property damage and minor burns. Customers are advised to stop using the cable and contact HP for a free replacement.
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6 Comments on HP Recalling 6 Million Laptop Power Cords

#2
NC37
lol leave it to HP to mess up a...power cord...haha

Seriously, its plastic and wires. Even the worst slave labor in China shouldn't be able to get that wrong.
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#3
RCoon
Forum Gypsy
For anyone that doesn't know where the "LS-16" is etched in, it's on the pin side of the cable beneath the fuse slot.
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#4
BiggieShady


by: NC37
lol leave it to HP to mess up a...power cord...haha Seriously, its plastic and wires. Even the worst slave labor in China shouldn't be able to get that wrong.
Maybe they were trying to produce cheapest working cable ... and almost succeded
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#5
suraswami
hmm, I will check it after work.
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