6 Million HP Power Cords Recalled Due to “Fire Hazards”

6 Million HP Power Cords Recalled Due to “Fire Hazards”

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On August 26, 2014 Hewlett-Packard released a public recall of over 6 million power cords due to”Fire Hazards”.  According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, 29 cases of overheating and charring power cords have been reported so far.  HP laptops and accessories sold between September 2010 and June 2012 were distributed with the faulty AC cords.  Power cords with marked “LS-15” at the end of the AC adaptor will be replaced at no cost by the company.

 

This isn’t the first time that HP has had problems with AC cords.  Back in 2013, Google and HP recalled the orginal charger sold with the HP Chromebook 11  for the same reasons.

Schneider Electric Recalls Surge Protectors Due To Fire Hazard

For those of you who own and use a Schneider Electric surge protector, then you need to make sure that you discontinue use as soon as possible. Schneider Electric has recalled the APC7 and 8 model surge protectors. These protectors were manufactured before 2003.

To see if you own one of the affected surge protectors you need to look at the serial numbers located on the bottom of the device. The two numbers that follow the letter or letters on the bottom indicate the year that the surge protector was manufactured. The numbers involved in the recall are listed here: 93, 94, 95, 96, 97, 98, 99, 00, 01 or 02.

There have been over 700 reports of surge protectors overheating, melting and even causing fires. There have been 13 reports of injuries due to these accidents. Schneider is asking that anyone who owns these affected models unplug them immediately and contact the company for a replacement unit.

They were sold at nationwide stores between 1993 and 2002. Best Buy, Circuit City, and Comp USA are just a few of the companies where you might have purchased a faulty surge protector.

Here are the listed models:

7 Series Model Numbers

NET7
​NET7T
NET7T-C
PER7
PER7C
PER7T
PER7T-CO
PER7T-U
PER7TC137
PER7-U
PER7X148
PRF7
PRF7T
PRO7
PRO7C
PRO7T
PRO7TX183

8 Series Model Numbers

NET8
NET8N
PER8T
PER8TR
PER8TR-CN
PER8TVR
​PER8XTV
PRF8T2
PRF8TT
PRO8
PRO8T2
PRO8T2C
PRO8T2MP12
PRO8T2MP12B
PRO8TV