HP recalls 6 million power cables over potential fire hazard

Hewlett-Packard is recalling around 6 million computer power cables after numerous reports of said cords melting or charring were received from consumers. The LS-15 AC power cord was distributed with both HP and Compaq notebook computers and AC powered accessories from September 2010 through June 2012. Affected cables are in the US and Canada.

5.6 million cords are being recalled in the US, alongside a further 446,700 in Canada. HP received 29 reports of cords overheating and melting (or charring), while two claims of minor burns and 13 claims of minor property damage have also been sent in.

If you feel as though you own a product that fits within the range of dates and own said power cables, be sure to get in touch with HP and the company will replace the cable for free.

Source: Reuters

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