Hewlett-Packard recalls 5 million AC power cords

Aug 26, 2014

Hewlett-Packard Company is recalling about 5.6 million notebook computer AC power cords in this country and another 446,700 in Canada because of possible overheating, which can pose a fire and burn hazard.

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.

The Hewlett-Packard LS-15 AC power cords were distributed with HP and Compaq notebook and mini , and with AC adapter-powered accessories including docking stations.

The power cords are black and have an "LS-15" molded on the AC adapter end of the cord. They were manufactured in China.

Explore further: Hewlett-Packard Interim Chairman Whitworth resigns

Related Stories

HP recalls laptop batteries over fire hazard

May 14, 2009

Hewlett-Packard (HP) is recalling some 70,000 batteries for notebook computers because of a fire hazard, the US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) said on Thursday.

Fire hazard forces Toshiba laptop recall

Sep 03, 2010

Japanese electronics maker Toshiba has recalled 41,000 laptop computers worldwide because of a fire risk, the US Consumer Product Safety Commission said.

Google, HP halt sales of Chromebook 11

Nov 14, 2013

Google and Hewlett-Packard are halting sales of their recently released Chromebook 11 computer after some users reported the device's charger has been overheating.

Hewlett-Packard recalling 54K laptop batteries

May 21, 2010

(AP) -- Hewlett-Packard Co. is recalling 54,000 lithium-ion batteries used in HP and Compaq computers after receiving reports of injuries from the batteries overheating and rupturing.

HP recalls nearly 80,000 laptop batteries in China

Jun 02, 2011

China's quality watchdog said Thursday that US computer maker Hewlett-Packard plans to recall about 78,740 laptop batteries in China for some HP and Compaq laptops as they pose a fire hazard.

Recommended for you

Japan's seniors to get tech-savvy with free iPads

May 01, 2015

Millions of Japanese seniors could receive iPads under a programme to supply the elderly with specially equipped tablets that remind them when to take medicine and advise where to find community support services.

Dark tattoos daunt Apple Watch

Apr 30, 2015

Apple aficionados who are also fans of body art are finding out that dark tattoos can daunt the iconic company's hot new smartwatch.

A mouse that plays off gamers' super-quick motions

Apr 29, 2015

An EPFL post-doctoral student at Logitech has developed an algorithm that gives a mouse a nearly-unlimited reaction rate. It facilitates the combining of optical sensors with a system based on accelerometers ...

User comments : 2

Adjust slider to filter visible comments by rank

Display comments: newest first

ROBTHEGOB
1 / 5 (1) Aug 27, 2014
Made in China. What a surprise.
antialias_physorg
not rated yet Aug 27, 2014
You get what you pay for. If you just go "Oh, the Chinese are offering to do it for super low price - let's outsource this!" without suspecting that they might cut some corners quality/testing-wise then that's just naive.
It's not like China has some miracle setup that makes things substantially cheaper (except no environmental regulations).

Please sign in to add a comment. Registration is free, and takes less than a minute. Read more

Click here to reset your password.
Sign in to get notified via email when new comments are made.