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Hewlett-Packard Recalls Notebook Computer AC Power Cords Due to Fire and Burn Hazards

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SOURCE U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission

WASHINGTON, Aug. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Consumers should stop using this product unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is an independent federal agency created by Congress in 1973 and charged with protecting the American public from unreasonable risks of serious injury or death from more than 15,000 types of consumer products under the agency's jurisdiction. To report a dangerous product or a product-related injury, call the CPSC hotline at 1-800-638-2772, or visit http//:www.cpsc.gov/talk.html. Further recall information is available at http://www.cpsc.gov.

Recall Summary

Name of Product:  Hewlett-Packard and Compaq notebook computer AC power cords.

Hazard: The AC power cord can overheat, posing a potential fire and burn hazard.

Remedy:  Replace

Consumer Contact: Hewlett-Packard toll-free at (877) 219-6676 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. MT Monday through Friday or online at www.hp.com and select "Recalls" at the bottom of the page, then select Power Cord Recall.

Photos available at: http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2014/Hewlett-Packard-Recalls-Notebook-Computer-AC-Power-Cords/

Recall Details 

Units: 5,577,000 in the U.S. and 446,700 in Canada

Description: 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.

Incidents/Injuries: 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.

Remedy: 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.

Sold at: 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.

Manufacturer: Hewlett-Packard Company (HP), of Palo Alto, Calif.

Manufactured in: China

Note: Health Canada's press release is available at http://healthycanadians.gc.ca/recall-alert-rappel-avis/hc-sc/2014/41203r-eng.php

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of thousands of types of consumer products under the agency's jurisdiction.  Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $1 trillion annually. CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical or mechanical hazard. CPSC's work to ensure the safety of consumer products - such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters and household chemicals – contributed to a decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 40 years.

Federal law bars any person from selling products subject to a publicly-announced voluntary recall by a manufacturer or a mandatory recall ordered by the Commission.

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