HP Recalls 6M Laptop Power Cords for ‘Fire and Burn Hazard’

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(CNet) – Hewlett-Packard announced a voluntary worldwide recall of more than 6 million of its power cords because of overheating and potential “fire and burn hazard.” These cords connect to the company’s Compaq notebooks, mini notebook computers, and various AC adapter-powered accessories, like docking stations.

he power cord in question is called the LS-15. It’s black and has a “LS-15” molded mark on the AC adapter end. These power cords came with HP laptops and accessories from September 2010 to June 2012. However, not all HP and Compaq notebook and mini notebook PCs were sold with the LS-15.

“HP has received 29 reports of power cords overheating and melting or charring resulting in two claims of minor burns and 13 claims of minor property damage,” reads a statement posted to the US Consumer Product Safety Commission.

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