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HP recalls certain laptop power cords due to fire risk

Hewlett Packard has announced that it will be offering free replacements for not less than 6 million affected laptop power cords bundled with select HP and Compaq laptops, mini notebook PCs, and some docking stations that was sold between September 2010 and June 2012.

The laptop power cord in question here is the LS-15 AC cord. Over 5,577,000 units were sold in the US alone, plus another 446,700 in Canada. Figures for other countries are not available as of the moment.


With 29 reports of overheating, melting and charring, HP wants their consumers to voluntarily surrender the faulty power cord for replacement. HP also stated that not all LS-15 AC cords are affected.

Click here for HP’s recall page.


This article was contributed by Daniel Morial, a film school graduate and technology enthusiast. He's the geeky encyclopedia and salesman among his friends for anything tech.

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1 Response

  1. Hen-Sheen says:

    Ever since the Dell Capacitor incident, Q.A. these days are taking shortcuts! It also applies to every industry this planet has to offer… Is EARTH taking a step backwards or the 21st century breakdown?

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