Google and HP recall all Chromebook 11 chargers

Posted on Wednesday, Dec 18 2013 @ 12:15 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
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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.
Description
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.

Incidents/Injuries
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.

Remedy
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.


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Thomas De Maesschalck

Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.



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