HP and Google announced a recall of all HP Chromebook 11 chargers due to an issue that can cause the charger to overheat and melt, posing fire and burn hazards. About 145,000 units are affected.
This recall involves chargers that were sold with the HP Chromebook 11. The charger is black with outlet pins, measures 1¾ inches by ¾ inches, and has a 6-foot long cord with a micro-USB connector on the end. The model number of the charger is MU15-N1052-A00S, which is stamped on the face of the battery charger that has the outlet pins.
Google has received nine reports of chargers overheating and melting during use. There is one report of a small burn to a consumer and one report of minor property damage to a pillow from an overheating charger.
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled charger for the HP Chromebook 11 and contact Google for a free replacement charger.
Full details of the recall can be found over here.