Hewlett-Packard has recalled 5,577,000 notebook computer AC power cords in the US due to a problem with the AC Power Cord. The cord can overheat posing a potential fire and burn hazard.
Per the US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC):
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.
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 Should You Do?
If you own one of these power adapters, you should immediately discontinue use and contact HP for a replacement.
HP Contact Info:
(877) 219-6676 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. MT Monday through Friday
or visit their website at www.hp.com, click Recalls (at the bottom of the page), then select Power Cord Recall.
Direct Link: https://h30652.www3.hp.com/