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HP is recalling six million power cords due to a fire hazard.
It is not all that often that we come across product recalls in the
computer world, so even the smallest recall will catch our attention.
Yesterday, HP recalled an unexpected product: the power leads that shipped with its laptops throughout September 2010 and June 2012.
This power cord (model number LS-15) is being recalled because of
fire and burn hazards due to the cable overheating. HP has received 29
complaints about overheating LS-15 cables, 13 of which included claims
of minor property damage. That’s apparently enough to have the U.S.
Consumer Product Safety Commission and HP recall over six million
cables. Most of these are in the U.S. and Canada. Some Compaq-branded
laptops also came with this cable.