Hewlett Packard has issued a HP Notebook PC AC Power Cord Safety Recall and Replacement Programme it’s power cords bought from Sept 2010 through to June 2012.
The AC power cords have the potential to overheat, posing a fire and burn hazard to consumers.
The affected AC power cords were sold from September 2010 through June 2012 and distributed worldwide with HP and Compaq notebook and mini notebook computers, as well as with AC adapters provided with accessories such as docking stations.
HP’s primary concern is for your safety. To reduce the likelihood of damage from a power cord failure, stop using your power cord immediately until you have determined whether your power cord is affected.
The AC power cords can be identified by an “LS-15” moulded mark on the adapter end of the cord. Not all of the AC power cords with the “LS-15” mark are affected.
To determine if your AC power cord is affected by this recall, visit the HP Notebook PC AC Power Cord Replacement Programme website by cutting and pasting this link into your browser: http://www.hp.com/support/PowerCordReplacement. If the validation indicates that your power cord is affected, HP will mail a replacement power cord to you at no cost if your cord is affected.