Our friends at Parsippany-Troy Hills Volunteer Fire Department District 6 posted this safety recall on their website, and because of the importance of this recall, we are sharing with our readers.
What is the product that is being recalled?
Hewlett-Packard and Compaq notebook computer AC power cords.
What is the hazard?
The AC power cord can overheat, posing a potential fire and burn hazard.
What are the details of the recall?
This recall involves about 5,577,000 in the United States and 446,700 in Canada
What should I (you as a consumer) do if I have a recalled product?
Customers should immediately stop using and unplug the recalled power cords and contact Hewlett-Packard to order a free replacement. Consumers can continue to use the computer on battery power.
What does the product look like?
This recall involves Hewlett-Packard’s LS-15 AC power cord. The power cords were distributed with HP and Compaq notebook and mini notebook computers and with AC adapter-powered accessories such as docking stations. The power cords are black in color and have an “LS-15” molded mark on the AC adapter end of the power cord.
When were these products sold and for how much?
Notebook and mini notebook computers and accessories were sold with the AC power cords at computer and electronics stores, authorized dealers and online at www.hp.com
worldwide from September 2010 through June 2012 for about $500 to $1500.